Urban vibrations: sensitivities in the field with a broad demographic

Morrison, Ann and Knudsen, Lars and Andersen, Hans Jorgen (2012) Urban vibrations: sensitivities in the field with a broad demographic. In: 16th IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC 2012), 18-22 June 2012, Newcastle, United Kingdom.


In this paper we describe a field study conducted with a wearable vibration belt where we test to determine the vibration intensity sensitivity ranges on a large diverse group of participants with evenly distributed ages and gender, ranging from seven to 79 years. We test for alterations in sensitivity in the field by introducing an escalating level of distraction in increasingly busy environments. The findings on sensitivity detection range differ from previous lab studies in that we found a decreased detection rate in busy environments. Here we test with a much larger sample and age range, and contribute with the first vibration sensitivity testing outside the lab in an urban public environment. © 2012 IEEE.

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Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2017 23:59
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2017 01:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: broad demographic; field trials; sensitivity range; Urban Vibrations; vibrotactile; wearable computing
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
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/ISWC.2012.10
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/31315

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