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Title: Evaluation of vibrotactile sensations in the 'feel' of a golf shot
Authors: Roberts, Jonathan R.
Jones, Roy
Mansfield, Neil J.
Rothberg, Steve
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: © Elsevier Ltd.
Citation: ROBERTS, J.R. ... et al., 2005. Evaluation of vibrotactile sensations in the 'feel' of a golf shot. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 285 (1-2), pp. 303 - 319.
Abstract: Players’ subjective perceptions of the characteristics, suitability and quality of sports equipment will have a significant bearing on their equipment selection. The ‘feel’ of a golf club is such a perception and the vibration at impact perceived by the player is generally considered to contribute significantly to ‘feel’. The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between golfers’ subjective perceptions of the feel of a shot and the post-impact vibration of a club. Suitable test procedures were developed to quantify the golfers’ perceptions and to obtain measurements of vibration at the hands. The five feel characteristics investigated, ‘pleasantness’, ‘hardness’, ‘solidity’, ‘liveliness’ and perceived vibration level, were found to be strongly correlated; shots that were regarded as having a pleasant feel were also rated as having felt solid, lively, soft and with little vibration perceived. When these ratings were correlated with raw measurements of impact vibration, the relationships were initially weak. Techniques, such as normalizing the data, weighting the data and using mean data, were developed, resulting in much stronger correlations. Ultimately, a reduction in the total rms vibration level was found to correlate well with the players’ subjective descriptions of ‘pleasant’, ‘solid’, ‘lively’ and ‘soft’ feel.
Description: This article was published in the Journal of Sound and Vibration [© Elsevier Ltd.] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsv.2004.08.030
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.jsv.2004.08.030
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/11474
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsv.2004.08.030
ISSN: 0022-460X
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Published Articles (Design School)

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