DrawOSC and Pattern Player

An image of DrawOSC and Pattern Player to aid in identification.

Tool Summary

General Purpose Information
Year of First Releaseⓘ 2015
Platformⓘ iPad
Availabilityⓘ Unavailable
Licenseⓘ Unknown
Hardware Control Information
Haptic Categoryⓘ Vibrotactile
Hardware Abstractionⓘ Bespoke (Ilinx Garment)
Interaction and Interface Information
Driving Featureⓘ Time
Effect Localizationⓘ Target-centric
Media Supportⓘ None
Iterative Playbackⓘ Yes
Design Approachesⓘ DPC, Process
Interaction Metaphorsⓘ Demonstration

Additional Information

The DrawOSC and Pattern Player tools were used to compose tactile effects with the eccentric rotating mass (ERM) motors present on the arms, legs, and torso of the Ilinx garment. DrawOSC provides a visual representation of the body and allows the user to draw vibration trajectories that are played on the garment and to adjust a global vibration intensity parameter. The Pattern Player tool additionally allows for intensity to be controlled independently over these trajectories.

For more information about DrawOSC and the Pattern Player, consult the ICMC 2015 paper titled “Composition Techniques for the Ilinx Vibrotactile Garment”.