World Haptics Conference (2009)
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Mar. 18, 2009 to Mar. 20, 2009
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
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.
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.