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Tool Summary

General Purpose Information
Year of First Releaseⓘ 2009
Platformⓘ Windows
Availabilityⓘ Unavailable
Licenseⓘ Unknown
Hardware Control Information
Haptic Categoryⓘ Vibrotactile
Hardware Abstractionⓘ Consumer (Brüel & Kjaer Model 4810, Samsung Voice Coil, Unspecified vibration motor)
Interaction and Interface Information
Driving Featureⓘ Time
Effect Localizationⓘ Device-centric
Media Supportⓘ None
Iterative Playbackⓘ Yes
Design Approachesⓘ DPC, Process, Sequencing
Interaction Metaphorsⓘ Keyframe, Score

Additional Information

VibScoreEditor applies uses music notation as a metaphor for vibrotactile editing. In this system, a “vibrotactile clef” determines the frequency and waveform assigned to each “pitch” occupying a position on the staff. Notes have a pitch by virtue of this position, an intensity indicated by a number inside the note head, and a duration set by the shape of the note. Two dynamics, crescendo and decrescendo, allow for gradual increasing and decreasing of note intensity respectively. By switching between different clefs and arranging a series of vibrotactile notes, rests, and dynamic markings, users can create complex time-varying vibration patterns.

For more information, consult the 2009 World Haptics Conference paper.