An image of VITAKI to aid in identification.

Tool Summary

General Purpose Information
Year of First Releaseⓘ 2014
Platformⓘ Windows, Linux
Availabilityⓘ Unavailable
Licenseⓘ Unknown
Hardware Control Information
Haptic Categoryⓘ Vibrotactile
Hardware Abstractionⓘ Class (ERM)
Interaction and Interface Information
Driving Featureⓘ Time
Effect Localizationⓘ Location-aware
Media Supportⓘ None
Iterative Playbackⓘ Yes
Design Approachesⓘ DPC, Process, Sequencing, Library
Interaction Metaphorsⓘ Track, Keyframe

Additional Information

VITAKI supports controlling ERM motors in various configurations. A photo of the output device’s configuration can be loaded into VITAKI and annotated with the locations of each actuator. Waveforms, either preset or customized through a keyframe-based editor, are assigned to each actuator by placing them in a track corresponding to one actuator. There is also an additional mode to change the mapping between the waveform values and the actual output voltages sent to the device.

For more information, consult the 2014 Journal of Human-Computer Interaction article.