tactile image

tac·tile im·age

an image of an object as perceived by the sense of touch.

tac·tile im·age

(tak'til im'ăj)
An image of an object as perceived by the sense of touch.
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"If we can find the other 'pixels of touch,' can we combine them to make any tactile image we want?
Let [x.sub.i] be the 144 x 1 vector that contains the 12 columns of the bit-map image corresponding to the ith gesture to be recognized and let y be the 144 x 1 vector that contains the columns of the bitmap image corresponding to the acquired tactile image. If n is the total number of the selected gestures, the dot product is calculated as in (2), and the result provides a likelihood measure between the vectors [x.sub.i] and [y.sub.j]; that is,
At best the schools can have access to traditional Braille text printers that cannot print tactile image.
For most mainstream publications, however, it is not feasible for authors or editors to include special layers, so software must be able to generate an acceptable tactile image directly from the visual image.
Steven Shaviro's influential work on "the tactile image"
Since Princess Di's death, the royals have tried to present a more tactile image.
This approach utilized optical to tactile image conversion, which provided a point for point representation of a video camera image on the skin using a large two-dimensional array of electrical or vibratory (mechanical) tactile stimulators.
The most significant risk his poems take is to construct a visual and tactile image that conveys mental and emotional states without reifying or instrumentalizing them.
For the majority of participants without sight, tactile cue words elicited a unimodal tactile image. This was not the case for those who were sighted.
In addition, as the expansion of tactile array, it hopes that tactile image signal has a fast A/D conversion rate.
Founded on the direct feedback from the subjects, the textures with larger elements seemed to improve the quality of the tactile image. In addition, the line width was important.