Tactile Glove Authoring

An image of Tactile Glove Authoring to aid in identification.

Tool Summary

General Purpose Information
Year of First Releaseⓘ 2010
Platformⓘ Windows
Availabilityⓘ Unavailable
Licenseⓘ Unknown
Hardware Control Information
Haptic Categoryⓘ Vibrotactile
Hardware Abstractionⓘ Bespoke (Tactile Glove)
Interaction and Interface Information
Driving Featureⓘ Time
Effect Localizationⓘ Location-aware
Media Supportⓘ Audio, Visual
Iterative Playbackⓘ Yes
Design Approachesⓘ Process
Interaction Metaphorsⓘ Demonstration

Additional Information

This authoring tool allows for the design of video-synchronized tactile effects to be rendered using the actuators along the fingers and palm of the tactile glove. Frames of the video are shown in the GUI and it is possible to draw tactile lines across them that will be mapped to the array on the glove. These tactile frames are greyscale with color intensity mapped to vibration intensity. Previews of the surrounding video content are shown to aid in planning and synchronizing the effects to the existing audio-visual media.

For more information, consult the 2010 IEEE MultiMedia paper.