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Objective and Subjective Assessment of Algorithms for Reducing Three-Axis Vibrations to One-Axis Vibrations

2019

Conference Paper

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A typical approach to creating realistic vibrotactile feedback is reducing 3D vibrations recorded by an accelerometer to 1D signals that can be played back on a haptic actuator, but some of the information is often lost in this dimensional reduction process. This paper describes seven representative algorithms and proposes four metrics based on the spectral match, the temporal match, and the average value and the variability of them across 3D rotations. These four performance metrics were applied to four texture recordings, and the method utilizing the discrete fourier transform (DFT) was found to be the best regardless of the sensing axis. We also recruited 16 participants to assess the perceptual similarity achieved by each algorithm in real time. We found the four metrics correlated well with the subjectively rated similarities for the six dimensional reduction algorithms, with the exception of taking the 3D vector magnitude, which was perceived to be good despite its low spectral and temporal match metrics.

Author(s): Gunhyuk Park and Katherine J. Kuchenbecker
Book Title: Proceedings of the IEEE World Haptics Conference
Pages: 467--472
Year: 2019
Month: July

Department(s): Haptic Intelligence
Bibtex Type: Conference Paper (inproceedings)
Paper Type: Conference

DOI: 10.1109/WHC.2019.8816148
Event Place: Tokyo

BibTex

@inproceedings{Vibrotactile Feedback, Dimensional Reduction, Subjective Ratings,
  title = {Objective and Subjective Assessment of Algorithms for Reducing Three-Axis Vibrations to One-Axis Vibrations},
  author = {Park, Gunhyuk and Kuchenbecker, Katherine J.},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE World Haptics Conference},
  pages = {467--472},
  month = jul,
  year = {2019},
  month_numeric = {7}
}