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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: 350-355
Emanuele Ruffaldi , Scuola Superiore S.Anna, Italy
Alessandro Filippeschi , Scuola Superiore S.Anna, Italy
Antonio Frisoli , Scuola Superiore S.Anna, Italy
Oscar Sandoval , Scuola Superiore S.Anna, Italy
Carlo Alberto Avizzano , Scuola Superiore S.Anna, Italy
Massimo Bergamasco , Scuola Superiore S.Anna, Italy
This paper presents a vibrotactile methodology for a rowing training system. Since hands' trajectories are fundamental in the rowing gesture, it is completely necessary to search and develop new technologies and techniques that can interact and help the user to perform a better movement. These methodologies must be as natural as possible in order to guarantee the transparency in the feedback of the system. Therefore this paper presents an analysis of visual, visual-tactile and tactile training strategies to understand the importance in the order and the period of time when each one is applied. Data analysis shows the importance of combining visual and tactile feedbacks to obtain the best results in the improvements of the user skills.

E. Ruffaldi, A. Filippeschi, C. A. Avizzano, O. Sandoval, M. Bergamasco and A. Frisoli, "Vibrotactile perception assessment for a rowing training system," World Haptics Conference(WHC), Salt Lake City, UT, USA, 2009, pp. 350-355.
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