PASCAL - Pattern Analysis, Statistical Modelling and Computational Learning

Stane: Synthesized Textures for Tactile Input
Roderick Murray-Smith, John Williamson, Torben Quaade and Stephen Hughes
In: SIGCHI 2008, Florence, Italy(2008).


tane is a hand-held interaction device controlled by tactile input: scratching or rubbing textured surfaces and tapping. The system has a range of sensors, including contact microphones, capacitive sensing and inertial sensing, and provides audio and vibrotactile feedback. The surface textures vary around the device, providing perceivably different textures to the user. We demonstrate that the vibration signals generated by stroking and scratching these surfaces can be reliably classified, and can be used as a very cheap to manufacture way to control different aspects of interaction. The system is demonstrated as a control for a music player, and in a mobile spatial interaction context.

EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Project Keyword:Project Keyword UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:3499
Deposited By:John Williamson
Deposited On:11 February 2008