Accession Number : AD0710949

Title :   CUTANEOUS COMMUNICATIONS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1966-1969,

Corporate Author : ARMY ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT MONMOUTH N J

Personal Author(s) : McCray,John M.

Report Date : JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 176

Abstract : Cutaneous communications is a new method of communications which could meet certain needs of the Army which are not satisfactorily met by other forms of communications. Previous methods of communication have depended on the aural or visual senses. These methods are not always appropriate. Under some conditions the cutaneous method can be used to strengthen or enhance present forms of communication or can be used as a channel on its own merit. The report describes the experiments conducted during a program of study designed to test the feasibility of this form of communication and to investigate methods by which this communication could be achieved most effectively with minimum power requirements. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY), (*SKIN(ANATOMY), STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY)), EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY), TOLERANCES(PHYSIOLOGY), SENSITIVITY, ELECTRODES, VOLTAGE, TEST METHODS, ELECTRIC CURRENTS, ANATOMY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, ARMY RESEARCH, SENSES(PHYSIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE