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Tool Summary

General Purpose Information
Year of First Releaseⓘ 2016
Platformⓘ Web
Availabilityⓘ Available
Licenseⓘ Unknown
Hardware Control Information
Haptic Categoryⓘ Vibrotactile
Hardware Abstractionⓘ Class (Audio-driven)
Interaction and Interface Information
Driving Featureⓘ Time
Effect Localizationⓘ Device-centric
Media Supportⓘ None
Iterative Playbackⓘ Yes
Design Approachesⓘ DPC, Process, Library
Interaction Metaphorsⓘ Track, Keyframe

Additional Information

Macaron uses web audio to drive an actuator connected to the user’s computer. A library of vibrotactile effects are available for playback that are visualized as waveforms expressing amplitude and frequency over time. These presets can be loaded into the editor pane where keyframes can be added to the waveforms and modified. Alternatively, effects can be created from scratch without the use of a preset. Preset and custom effects can be played back over audio output to support an iterative design process.

For more information about Macaron, consult the Haptics Symposium paper and the GitHub repository.