Rub the stane

Murray-Smith, R. , Williamson, J. , Hughes, S., Quaade, T. and Strachan, S. (2008) Rub the stane. In: Czerwinski, M. and Lund, A. (eds.) CHI 2008 Art, Science, Balance: Conference Proceedings and Extended Abstracts: The 26th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 5-10, 2008 in Florence, Italy. Association for Computing Machinery: New York, NY, USA, pp. 2355-2360. ISBN 9781605580876 (doi: 10.1145/1358628.1358683)

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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 Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Murray-Smith, Professor Roderick and Williamson, Dr John and Hughes, Mr Stephen
Authors: Murray-Smith, R., Williamson, J., Hughes, S., Quaade, T., and Strachan, S.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Publisher:Association for Computing Machinery

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
446171Multimodal,Negotiated interaction in mobile scenariosRoderick Murray-SmithEngineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/E042740/1COM - COMPUTING SCIENCE