Ubitile: A Finger-Worn I/O Device for Tabletop Vibrotactile Pattern Authoring
Paper in proceeding, 2016

While most mobile platforms offer motion sensing as input for creating tactile feedback, it is still hard to design such feedback patterns while the screen becomes larger, e.g. tabletop surfaces. This demonstration presents Ubitile, a finger-worn concept offering both motion sensing and vibration feedback for authoring of vibrotactile feedback on tabletops. We suggest the mid-air motion input space made accessible using Ubitile outperforms current GUI-based visual input techniques for designing tactile feedback. Additionally Ubitile offers a hands-free input space for the tactile output. Ubitile integrates both input and output spaces within a single wearable interface, jointly affording spatial authoring/editing and active tactile feedback on- and above- tabletops.

Vibrotactile pattern authoring

ring-like device

surface computing


Khanh Duy Le

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers), Interaction design

K. N. Zhu

City University of Hong Kong

Tomasz Kosinski

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers), Interaction design

Morten Fjeld

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers), Interaction design

M. Aj

National University of Singapore (NUS)

S. D. Zhao

National University of Singapore (NUS)

9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, NordiCHI 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden, 23-27 October 2016

978-1-4503-4763-1 (ISBN)

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Computer and Information Science





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