Vibrotactile vest and the Humming Wall: 'I like the hand down my spine'

Morrison, Ann and Manresa-Yee, Cristina and Knoche, Hendrik (2015) Vibrotactile vest and the Humming Wall: 'I like the hand down my spine'. In: 16th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction (INTERACCION 2015), 7-9 Sept 2015, Barcelona, Spain.


Vibrotactile information can be used to elicit sensations and encourage particular user body movements. We designed a vibrotactile vest with physiological monitoring that interacts with a vibroacoustic urban environment, The Humming Wall. In this paper, we describe the first field trial with the system held over a 5-week period in an urban park. We depict the participants'experience, engagement and impressions while wearing thevibrotactile vest and interacting with the wall. We contribute withpositive responses to novel interactions between the responsiveenvironment and the vibrotactile vest, with a system designed tocalm, activate, guide and warn the participants.

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Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2017 01:23
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2017 05:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: wearable computing; vibrotactile; The Humming Wall; audio vibrations; haptic patterns; sensations; vibroacoustics
Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080602 Computer-Human Interaction
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4608 Human-centred computing > 460806 Human-computer interaction
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