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Young Computer Scientists, International Conference for (2008)
Nov. 18, 2008 to Nov. 21, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3398-8
pp: 1266-1271
The tactile effects of a sound-specific vibrationinterface is presented in this paper. The sound-specificvibration interface generates a vibration according toa sound stream using 16 oscillators arranged in 4x4array. By setting time frame, we were able to generatevarious patterns of vibrations. So, the main purpose ofthis paper is to analyze the effectiveness the soundspecificvibration interface. We first analyze theimmersiveness of the vibration depending on the toneof sound. Second, different parts of body wereevaluated to find the most suitable part of body for oursound-specific vibration interface. Next, we also assessthe various patterns of vibration using four patterns fora gun-shot. In addition, we also compare the results ofthe vibration device with those of two other vibrationinterfaces: a vibrating mouse and a vibrating head-set.In the experiment, participants listened to music andplayed a shooting game, wearing our sound-specificvibration interface. The experiments on differentpatterns of vibrations lead us to conclude that acertain vibration pattern is more effective than othersand our vibrations interface is more effective thanother vibrating devices, especially it works best whenbeing attached to shoulders.
Tactile effects, sound-specific vibration interface, Experiment, homan body, sesitivity

M. Y. Sung, H. Lee, J. Kang, K. Jun and Y. You, "Sound-Specific Vibration Interface: Its Performance of Tactile Effects and Applications," 2008 9th International Conference for Young Computer Scientists(ICYCS), Hunan, 2008, pp. 1266-1271.
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