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Tool Summary

General Purpose Information
Year of First Releaseⓘ 2015
Platformⓘ Unknown
Availabilityⓘ Unavailable
Licenseⓘ Unknown
Hardware Control Information
Haptic Categoryⓘ Vibrotactile
Hardware Abstractionⓘ Consumer (C-2 Tactors)
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, Demonstration

Additional Information

Mango is a graphical tool for creating effects on vibrotactile arrays. A visualization of the layout of the actuators in the array is present in the editor. Users can create “animation objects” with different positions and intensities, and create paths to define the motion of these objects over time. Parameters can be adjusted over time as well through the use of keyframes. A rendering algorithm is used to transform these tactile animations into actuator signals so that the authored vibrotactile experience is perceived by the user.

For more information, consult the UIST’15 paper.