Synesthesia wear: Full-body haptic clothing interface based on two-dimensional signal transmission

Taichi Furukawa, Nobuhisa Hanamitsu, Yoichi Kamiyama, Hideaki Nii, Charalampos Krekoukiotis, Kouta Minamizawa, Akihito Noda, Junko Yamada, Keiichi Kitamura, Daisuke Niwa, Yoshiaki Hirano, Tetsuya Mizuguchi

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Abstract

In this paper, we present Synesthesia Wear, a full-body, customizable haptic interface, and demonstrate its capabilities with an untethered spatial computing experience. This wear not only looks as flexible as ordinary cloth, but also the attached modules are powered and controlled through this conductive textile via two-dimensional signal transmission(2DST) technology. The haptic modules have a pin, badge-like connector, and it can be freely attached on the conductive textile(Fig.1(b)), enabling users to personally customize the experience to their own liking. This module can render variations of haptic feedback to the torso and all limbs of the body, and visualize representations using LED light patterns. We also designed a spatial computing experience(Fig.1(c)) inspired by the perceptual phenomenon called synesthesia. The system provides an sensory blended experience in which the user walks around freely in real space. The user can interact with real and virtual environments, in a reality-overlapping way by wearing Synesthesia Wear.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Emerging Technologies, SA 2019
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages48-50
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781450369428
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Nov 17
EventSIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Emerging Technologies - International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SA 2019 - Brisbane, Australia
Duration: 2019 Nov 172019 Nov 20

Publication series

NameSIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Emerging Technologies, SA 2019

Conference

ConferenceSIGGRAPH Asia 2019 Emerging Technologies - International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SA 2019
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane
Period19/11/1719/11/20

Keywords

  • Haptic
  • Spatial computing
  • Synesthesia
  • Vibrotactile
  • Wearable

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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