The Hedonic Haptics Player: A Wearable Device to Experience Vibrotactile Compositions

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The Hedonic Haptics player is a portable wearable device that plays back vibrotactile compositions. It consists of three domes each of which houses a vibration motor providing vibrotactile sensations to the wearer. The domes are connected to a control unit the size of a small Walkman. The Hedonic Haptics player can store up to ten different compositions made up of haptic signals varying in amplitude, waveform and length. We use these different compositions to explore the aesthetic potential of vibrational haptics in an embodied wearable setup.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDIS '17 Companion : Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems
Number of pages4
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date10 Jun 2017
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-4991-8
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2017


  • Wearable Technology
  • Vibrotactile stimuli
  • Haptic Interfaces
  • Aesthetics


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