Tactile Brush

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Tool Summary

General Purpose Information
Year of First Releaseⓘ 2011
Platformⓘ Pure Data
Availabilityⓘ Unavailable
Licenseⓘ Unknown
Hardware Control Information
Haptic Categoryⓘ Vibrotactile
Hardware Abstractionⓘ Class (Generic VT)
Interaction and Interface Information
Driving Featureⓘ Time
Effect Localizationⓘ Location-aware
Media Supportⓘ None
Iterative Playbackⓘ N/A
Design Approachesⓘ Process
Interaction Metaphorsⓘ N/A

Additional Information

The Tactile Brush is an algorithm to create tactile animations on discrete vibrotactile arrays. The algorithm allows for the creation of stationary or moving tactile objects within the limits of a tactile array. Their motion paths and vibration intensities are used to calculate which actuators should be triggered to produce the intended effect, the intensity at which each should vibrate, and the onset time of and duration of vibration for each. A version of it was implemented in a Pure Data application.

For more information, consult the CHI’11 paper.