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      Vibrotactile Information for Intuitive Speed Regulation

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      People and Computers XXIII Celebrating People and Technology (HCI)

      Computers XXIII Celebrating People and Technology

      1 - 5 September 2009

      Tactile feedback, tactile icons, speed regulation, non-visual interaction

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            Abstract

            The present aim was to investigate if controlled vibrotactile stimulation can be used to inform users on how to regulate their behavior. 36 stimuli were varied by frequency modulation (i.e., ascending, constant, and descending), duration (i.e., 500, 1750, and 3000 ms), waveform (i.e., sine and sawtooth), and body location (i.e., wrist and chest), and presented to 12 participants. The participants were to evaluate without any training the meaning of each presented stimuli using three response options: ‘accelerate your speed’, ‘keep your speed constant’, and ‘decelerate your speed’. Participants rated also how emotionally pleasant and arousing the different stimulations were. The results showed that the stimuli were predominantly perceived analogously with the vibration frequency modulation. The best stimuli represented ‘accelerate your speed’, ‘keep your speed constant’, and ‘decelerate your speed’ information in accuracies of 88, 100, and 79 %, respectively. Stimulations were experienced as more pleasant in the wrist compared to the chest location. Both ascending and descending stimulations were rated as more arousing than stimuli with constant frequency. Our results suggest that tactile stimulation could be used in real life mobile applications, for example, in sports to inform the users on how they should regulate their performance.

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            Conference
            September 2009
            September 2009
            : 112-119
            Affiliations
            [ 1 ]Tampere Unit for Computer-Human Interaction

            (TAUCHI)

            Department of Computer Sciences

            University of Tampere

            Kanslerinrinne 1, FIN-33014 Tampere, Finland

            Tel.: +358 3 3551 8565
            [ 2 ]Polar Electro Ltd

            Professorintie 5

            FIN-90440 Kempele, Finland

            Tel.: +358 8 520 2100
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/HCI2009.13
            a53eef84-289d-4c63-bac5-1cb95a07426e
            © Jani Lylykangas et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. People and Computers XXIII Celebrating People and Technology, Churchill College Cambridge, UK

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

            People and Computers XXIII Celebrating People and Technology
            HCI
            Churchill College Cambridge, UK
            1 - 5 September 2009
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Computers XXIII Celebrating People and Technology
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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