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Experiments on the Tactile Effects of a Sound-Specific Vibration Interface

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In this paper, we present the tactile effects of a sound-specific vibration interface. The sound-specific vibration interface generates vibration patterns with varying frequencies of sound by activating 16 oscillators in a 4times4 array within a set time frame. The main purpose of this paper is to analyze the effectiveness of this vibration interface depending on the position of the body to which it is attached and the types of vibration patterns it produces. In addition, we also compare the results of the vibration device with those of two other vibration interfaces: a vibrating mouse and a vibrating head-set. In the survey, participants played a first person shooting game, wearing one of the three mentioned vibration interfaces The results of the surveys show that the sound specific vibration interface is more effective than the other vibration devices and most effective when attached to the shoulder. The survey on different patterns of vibrations also indicate that a certain vibration pattern is more effective than others.

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Networked Computing and Advanced Information Management, 2008. NCM '08. Fourth International Conference on  (Volume:2 )

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2-4 Sept. 2008