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World Haptics Conference (2009)
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Mar. 18, 2009 to Mar. 20, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-4244-3858-7
pp: 7-12
Paul Lemmens , Philips Research Europe, Germany
Floris Crompvoets , Philips Research Europe, Germany
Dirk Brokken , Philips Research Europe, Germany
Jack van den Eerenbeemd , Philips Research Europe, Germany
Gert-Jan de Vries , Philips Research Europe, Germany
ABSTRACT
Adding haptic stimulation to movies is a promising step in creating more emotionally immersive experiences. To explore the potential of this concept, we have created a wearable tactile jacket that is used to deliver movie-specific tactile stimuli to the viewer's body that are specifically targeted to influence the viewer's emotions. Immersion was evaluated in a user test using questionnaires and physiological measurements. The findings show promising effects of the haptic stimuli that need to be substantiated in further more refined user tests.
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J. van den Eerenbeemd, F. Crompvoets, G. de Vries, P. Lemmens and D. Brokken, "A body-conforming tactile jacket to enrich movie viewing," World Haptics Conference(WHC), Salt Lake City, UT, USA, 2009, pp. 7-12.
doi:10.1109/WHC.2009.4810832
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