Wanding Through Space: Interactive Calibration for Electric Muscle Stimulation

Henning Pohl, Kasper Hornbæk, Jarrod Knibbe

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Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) has emerged as an interaction paradigm for HCI. It has been used to confer object affordance, provide walking directions, and assist with sketching. However, the electrical signals used for EMS are multi-dimensional and require expert calibration before use. To date, this calibration has occurred as a collaboration between the experimenter, or interaction designer, and the user/participant. However, this is time-consuming, results in sampling only a limited space of possible signal configurations, and removes control from the participant. We present a calibration and signal exploration technique that both enables the user to control their own stimulation and thus comfort, and supports exploration of the continuous space of stimulation signals.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th Augmented Human International Conference - AH '18
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event9th Augmented Human International Conference - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 7 Feb 20189 Feb 2018


Conference9th Augmented Human International Conference
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of

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