An image of Ubitile to aid in identification.

Tool Summary

General Purpose Information
Year of First Releaseⓘ 2016
Platformⓘ Unknown
Availabilityⓘ Unavailable
Licenseⓘ Unknown
Hardware Control Information
Haptic Categoryⓘ Vibrotactile
Hardware Abstractionⓘ Bespoke (Ubitile)
Interaction and Interface Information
Driving Featureⓘ Time
Effect Localizationⓘ Device-centric
Media Supportⓘ None
Iterative Playbackⓘ Yes
Design Approachesⓘ Process
Interaction Metaphorsⓘ Demonstration

Additional Information

Users of Ubitile wear a vibrotactile actuator and gyroscope on their pointer finger. Vibration patterns are created by moving this finger between three points: A, B and C. The pitch angle between positions B and A controls intensity, the time spent travelling between positions A and B controls duration, and the time spent between positions B and C controls the gap time between vibration units. Patterns are recorded and can be played back as wanted.

For more information, consult the 2016 Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction paper.