The Sense of Touch


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The Sense of Touch
1010103The Sense of Touch
<emphasis role="bold">Introduction</emphasis> Touch, also called tactition, is the sense by which external objects or forces are perceived through physical contact mainly with the skin. It is our oldest and most primitive sense. Touch is the first sense developed in the womb and the last one we lose before death. In conjunction with sight, our sense of touch contributes to the recognition of the shape and size of objects, enabling us to locate them in the surrounding space. Our sens…
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Siamak Najarian; Javad Dargahi; Ali Abouei Mehrizi: Artificial Tactile Sensing in Biomedical Engineering. The Sense of Touch, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2009), AccessEngineering Export