Authors:David M. Birnbaum, Marcelo M. Wanderley
Publication or Conference Title:Proceedings of the 2007 International Computer Music Conference (ICMC2007)
This paper presents a new approach to the integration of vibrotactile feedback into digital musical instrument designs. A design strategy for musical vibrotactile systems is developed that considers actuator placement, vibration synthesis, and a mapping from audio to vibrotactile feedback parameters utilizing neurophysiological studies. Stimulation takes both physiology and actuator technology into account to maximize sensation. Vibrations are created using perceptual sound features of the audio feedback to drive a vibration synthesizer, producing vibrotactile feedback that is tailored specifically for cutaneous display. This framework simplifies integration of vibrotactile feedback into instrument designs, avoiding the need to explicitly specify vibration stimulus parameters.