Rub the stane

Murray-Smith, Roderick and Williamson, John and Hughes, Stephen and Quaade, Torben (2008) Rub the stane. In: Association for Computing Machinery. ACM, Florence, Italy. ISBN 978-1-60558-012

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Stane 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 scenario.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Vibration sensing; Tactile input; Touch interaction; Hamilton Institute.
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
Item ID: 1735
Depositing User: Hamilton Editor
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2009 15:09
Journal or Publication Title: SIGCHI
Publisher: ACM
Refereed: Yes

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