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Tool Summary

General Purpose Information
Year of First Releaseⓘ 2015
Platformⓘ Windows
Availabilityⓘ Available
Licenseⓘ Open Source (MIT)
Hardware Control Information
Haptic Categoryⓘ Vibrotactile
Hardware Abstractionⓘ Class (Audio-driven)
Interaction and Interface Information
Driving Featureⓘ Time
Effect Localizationⓘ Location-aware
Media Supportⓘ None
Iterative Playbackⓘ Yes
Design Approachesⓘ DPC, Process, Sequencing
Interaction Metaphorsⓘ Track, Keyframe

Additional Information

Beadbox allows users to place and connect beads across different tracks, representing different physical actuators. Each bead provides a visual representation of vibration frequency and intensity. Duration can be controlled by forming a connection across two beads. If actuator, duration, or frequency changes between the beads, Beadbox will move between these values during playback.

For more information about Beadbox, consult the UAHCI 2016 paper and the GitHub repository.