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Tool Summary

General Purpose Information
Year of First Releaseⓘ 2013
Platformⓘ Windows
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ⓘ Yes
Design Approachesⓘ DPC, Sequencing
Interaction Metaphorsⓘ Generic Menu

Additional Information

Users of TactiPEd would first create a template file specifying the hardware device they are using and its layout of actuators. This layout will then be preserved in the main editor interface, where sequences of vibrotactile patterns can be created and assigned to different actuators. A playback mode allows for users to quickly feel the changes made to amplitude, frequency, and timing in the tool.

For more information, consult the 2013 IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction paper.