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D. Eriksson, H. Eriksson, C. Persson and C. Korin. Mechanical interaction between a cartonboard package and a tactile sensor depending on position and material. In Advances in Pulp and Paper Research, Cambridge 2022, Trans. of the XVIIth Fund. Res. Symp. Cambridge, 2022 (D. Coffin and W. Batchelor, eds), pp 333–343. FRC, Manchester, 2022.


The perception of mechanical rigidity when touching a package is important for purchasing decisions. This perception will depend both on the material and geometry of the product packaging, but also on the position where the package is grasped. Both kinaestethic (globally) and cutaneous cues (locally around the fingertip) play a role in the perception of compliance, but cutaneous cues are more important. We therefore use a tactile sensor to investigate the mechanical interaction between the tactile sensor and a cartonboard package; we study the changes depending on the measuring position and the material. Using linear discriminant analysis (LDA) on the measurement result we show that we can separate these two changes for separate analysis.

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