Sensators: Active Multisensory Tangible User Interfaces

Johannes Bernardus Fransiscus van Erp, Christian Jacob Arendt Maria Willemse, Joris B. Janssen, Alexander Toet

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    Although Tangible User Interfaces are considered an intuitive means of human-computer interaction, they oftentimes lack the option to provide active feedback. We developed ‘Sensators’: generic shaped active tangibles to be used on a multi-touch table. Sensators can represent digital information by means of ‘Sensicons’: multimodal messages consisting of visual, auditory, and vibro- tactile cues. In our demonstration, we will present Sensators as suitable tools for research on multimodal perception in different tangible HCI tasks.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHaptics: Neuroscience, Devices, Modeling, and Applications
    Subtitle of host publication9th International Conference, EuroHaptics 2014, Versailles, France, June 24-26, 2014, Proceedings
    EditorsMalika Auvray, Christian Duriez
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Print)978-3-662-44195-4
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014
    Event9th EuroHaptics Meeting 2014 - Versailles, France
    Duration: 24 Jun 201426 Jun 2014
    Conference number: 9

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Conference9th EuroHaptics Meeting 2014
    Abbreviated titleEuroHaptics


    • EWI-25538
    • METIS-309801
    • IR-94670


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