MOVeMENT: a framework for systematically mapping vibrotactile stimulations to fundamental body movements

Publication Type:

Conference Paper

Authors:

T. McDaniel, D. Villanueva, Krishna S, Panchanathan S

Source:

IEEE International Symposium on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Games (2010)

Abstract:

Traditional forms of motor learning, i.e., audio-visual instruction and/or guidance through physical contact, are limited depending on the situation such as instruction in a noisy or busy classroom setting, or across a large physical separation. Vibrotactile stimulation has recently emerged as a promising alternative or augmentation to traditional forms of motor training and learning, but has evolved mostly in an adhoc manner where trainers or researchers have resorted to application specific vibrotactile-movement mapping. In contrast, this paper proposes a novel framework, MOVeMENT (Mapping Of Vibrations to moveMENT), that provides systematic design guidelines for mapping vibrotactile stimulations to human body movements in motor skill training applications. We present a pilot test to validate the proposed framework. Results of the study are promising, and the subjects found the movement instructions intuitive and easy to recognize.

Authors

Dr. Troy L. McDaniel

Dr. Troy L. McDaniel

Assistant Professor, The Polytechnic School; Director, HAPT-X Laboratory; Co-Director, Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing (CUbiC); Co-PI, NSF-NRT grant program, Citizen-Centered Smart Cities and Smart Living

Daniel Villanueva

Daniel Villanueva

Ph.D Student Researcher

Sreekar Krishna

Sreekar Krishna

Assistant Research Technologist

Dr. Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan

Dr. Sethuraman "Panch" Panchanathan

Director, National Science Foundation