Artificial Intelligence, Textiles and Japanese concept of Shitsukan(質感)


During our daily life, we came across many sensations. The sensation or feeling of touch is the one we encounter mostly and very clearly. This sensation helps us recognize the texture (rough or smooth) of the material we are touching immediately and after that our brain tells us the type of material based on its stored sensation vocabulary. This judgement about material perception is called “Shitsukan” In Japan, “which means that how human brains make sense of material quality. Shitsukan (質感) is a Japanese word whose literal meaning is the sense (kan, 感) of quality (shitsu, 質), and it is commonly used to cover the wide range of topics to which material perception in a broad sense is assigned.

The material quality, mean the properties of materials, such as whether they are gloss or matt; wet or dusty; metal or ceramic and so on”. This science or this behavior of…

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