Navigation Links
Prosthetic hands viewed as eerie by the public new study shows
Date:11/12/2013

Members of the public would prefer to look at human hands or robotic hands rather than prosthetic hands which they view as eerie, a new study by The University of Manchester has shown.

But prosthetic hands which looked more human-like were rated as less eerie, the academics found.

Researchers hope their study, published in the Journal Perception, and future work in this area will help improve designs for prosthetic limbs.

Earlier research has shown that people find robots that look as close to being human more uncomfortable than those which are clearly not human. But this research has focused on faces or whole bodies.

The University of Manchester study explored the theory with hands. 43 right-handed participants, 36 female and seven male, viewed a series of photographs of human, robotic and prosthetic hands and graded them on a nine-point scale in terms of eeriness or human-likeness.

They found prosthetic hands generally received the highest eeriness ratings and were rated as more human like than the mechanical hands. But prosthetic hands which looked more human-like were rated as less eerie.

Dr Ellen Poliakoff, based in the University's School of Psychological Science who led the research, now plans to carry out further experiments. Dr Poliakoff said: "Our findings show hands are viewed in a similar way to previous experiments which have looked at faces and bodies.

"Finding out more about this phenomenon, known as the uncanny valley, may help with the design of prosthetic limbs."

Dr Emma Gowen, based in the University's Faculty of Life Science who also worked on the research, added: "We hope this and further research will allow us to learn more about social perception and what is special about perceiving another human being. Determining what factors contribute to eeriness can help us to understand how we interpret and respond to other people."


'/>"/>

Contact: Alison Barbuti
alison.barbuti@manchester.ac.uk
44-016-127-58383
University of Manchester
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. European Markets for Dental Prosthetics and CAD/CAM Devices
2. Cardiac Prosthetic Devices Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019
3. Loma Linda University Medical Center’s Orthotics and Prosthetics Team Gives Brazilian Athlete Ability to Walk
4. Dental Implants & Prosthetics Market to Reach $10,562.2 Million by 2016 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets
5. Companies to Donate Prosthetic Legs to Boston Bombing Victims in Need
6. Paralyzed Patient Moves Prosthetic Arm With Her Mind
7. Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Hand Could Be Breakthrough
8. New IDSA guidelines aim to reduce death, disability, and cost of prosthetic joint infections
9. New metric to track prosthetic arm progress
10. Prosthetic retina offers simple solution to restoring sight
11. Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy and Wellness Day Spa Of Long Island Announces Early Black Friday and Cyber Monday Specials
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Prosthetic hands viewed as eerie by the public new study shows
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils and ... essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic counselor ... National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. , ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The ... recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s ... the world, and the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Strategic Capital Partners, LLC (SCP) in ... investment capital for emerging technology companies. SCP has delivered investment events and ... more than a million dollars of capital investment for five companies. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Venture Construction Group (VCG) sponsors Luke’s Wings 5th ... Woodmont Country Club at 1201 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 20852. The event raised ... have been wounded in battle and their families. Venture Construction Group is a 2016 ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Arizona (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... practice, is supporting the upcoming 2016 Miss Arizona pageant as its official Medspa ... serves Scottsdale, Tempe, Mesa, and Chandler, Arizona. , Dr. Olson says the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... ANGELES , June 23, 2016 ... CAPR ), a biotechnology company focused ... therapeutics, today announced that patient enrollment in its ... in Duchenne) has exceeded 50% of its 24-patient ... enrollment in the third quarter of 2016, and ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... and INDIANAPOLIS , June 23, ... a Lilly Diabetes Tomorrow,s Leaders Scholarship is any indication, ... winners, announced today online at www.diabetesscholars.org by ... 1 diabetes stand in the way of academic and ... the Foundation,s scholarship program since 2012, and continues to ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 The vast majority of dialysis ... facility.  Treatments are usually 3 times a week, with ... including travel time, equipment preparation and wait time.  This ... grueling for patients who are elderly and frail.  Many ... and rehabilitation centers for some duration of time. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: