Investigating Tactile Stimulation in Symbiotic Systems

Valeria Orso, Renato Mazza, Luciano Gamberini, Ann Judith Morrison, Brian Walther Skovgaard Jensen

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Abstract

The core characteristics of tactile stimuli, i.e., recognition reliability
and tolerance to ambient interference, make them an ideal candidate to be integrated into a symbiotic system. The selection of the appropriate stimulation is indeed important in order not to hinder the interaction from the user’s perspective. Here we present the process of selecting the most adequate tactile stimulation delivered by a tactile vest while users were engaged in an absorbing activity, namely playing a video-game. A total of 20 participants (mean age 24.78; SD= 1.57) were involved. Among the eight tactile stimuli selected, we found that the most frequently chosen stimulus was the one stimulating the back of the participant from the upper to the lower area.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSymbiotic Interaction : 5th International Workshop, Symbiotic 2016 Padua, Italy, September 29–30, 2016 Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2017
Pages137-142
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-57752-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-57753-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event5th International Workshop on Symbiotic Interaction - Padua, Italy
Duration: 29 Sep 201630 Dec 2016
Conference number: 5
http://symbiotic2016.org/

Conference

Conference5th International Workshop on Symbiotic Interaction
Number5
CountryItaly
CityPadua
Period29/09/201630/12/2016
Internet address
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume9961
ISSN0302-9743

Keywords

  • wearable device; tactile stimulation; symbiotic system

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