VibGrip++: Haptic device allows feeling the music for hearing impaired people

Junichi Kanebako, Kouta Minamizawa

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Abstract

We improved a haptic device called “VibGrip (VG)”. The VG allows feeling the music by vibration for hearing impaired people. This device converts audio signal into vibrations that can be felt with the use of the 5 fingers. With 5 actuators, it is possible to feel the different musical part on each finger. The past version was only providing vibrations. “VibGrip++ (VG+)” has 5 pressure sensors it detects how strong grasping the device. This system allows controlling the intensity of each finger’s vibration and also controlling filter-effect intuitively. With this function, people with hearing impaired can feel the vibration of each musical part more clearly and enjoy in the concert.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHaptic Interaction - Science, Engineering and Design
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages449-452
Number of pages4
Volume432
ISBN (Print)9789811041563
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event2nd international conference, AsiaHaptics 2016 - Chiba, Japan
Duration: 2016 Nov 292016 Dec 1

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
Volume432
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119

Other

Other2nd international conference, AsiaHaptics 2016
CountryJapan
CityChiba
Period16/11/2916/12/1

Keywords

  • Audio-tactile interfaces
  • Hearing impaired
  • Sensory substitution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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