An image of mHIVE to aid in identification.

Tool Summary

General Purpose Information
Year of First Releaseⓘ 2014
Platformⓘ Android
Availabilityⓘ Available
Licenseⓘ Open Source (BSD 3-Clause)
Hardware Control Information
Haptic Categoryⓘ Vibrotactile
Hardware Abstractionⓘ Class (Voice Coil)
Interaction and Interface Information
Driving Featureⓘ Time
Effect Localizationⓘ Device-centric
Media Supportⓘ None
Iterative Playbackⓘ Yes
Design Approachesⓘ DPC, Process
Interaction Metaphorsⓘ Keyframe, Demonstration

Additional Information

mHIVE is a haptic instrument where the user interacts with a tablet’s touchscreen to create vibrotactile output over audio. Most of the screen is devoted to a region where frequency is mapped to the touch along the x-axis and amplitude is mapped to the y-axis. Sine, square, sawtooth, and triangle waveforms can be selected in a menu below this. An attack-decay-sustain-release (ADSR) envelope can be modified by dragging the different points of its visualization. Effects created with mHIVE can be recorded and played back later.

For more information, consult the 2014 Haptics Symposium paper and the GitHub repository.