Sensory Perception & Interaction Research Group

University of British Columbia

October 2017

Karon Keynote at ISS

Karon is delighted to be invited as the keynote speaker for the Interactive Services and Spaces conference held in Brighton, UK this October 17 - 20. Have a good time!

Products of Research

Tools

Macaron is a free, open-source, online haptic editor that features an example based approach in further developing a haptic design.  http://hapticdesign.github.io/macaron/

MacaronMix is an online, open-source tool for morphing haptic signals. Designers, researchers, and hapticians can use this tool to create and study haptic icons, and to develop new morphing algorithms. Link: http://hapticdesign.github.io/macaronmix/

An online example of how to organize and find particular tactile signals for customization needs. Try it out at:http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~seifi/VibViz/main.html

Hardware

A DIY amplifier to drive vibration feedback from your laptop. Check it out at: http://www.instructables.com/id/MacaronKit-USB-Powered-Mono-Audio-Amplifier/

Datasets

Dataset pertaining to an algorithm for accurate real-time cadence estimation using accelerometers found in common smartphones. Available at: http://www.cs.ubc.ca/labs/spin/data/

This repository contains all 120 vibrations for the VibViz library including their (.wav) files, their aggregated ratings and tags, and the MDS dimensions for the Sensation, Emotion, Metaphor, and Usage Facets. Check it out at: https://github.com/hastiseifi/VibViz-Dataset

MacaronMix: An Online Platform for Vibrotactile Interpolation

MacaronMix is an online, open-source tool for morphing haptic signals. Designers, researchers, and hapticians can use this tool to create and study haptic icons, and to develop new morphing algorithms. Link: http://hapticdesign.github.io/macaronmix/

August 2017

Graduation Season: Paul & Dilan

Congratulations to Paul Bucci on his work on emotional perception on single DOF robots on August 16, 2017! Paul is now teaching the undergraduate Intro to HCI Methods course at UBC (CPSC 344).

Congratulations to Dilan Ustek on her work in pseudohaptic illusions of proximal interactions, presented on August 10, 2017! We wish her the best in her new role as a Product Manager at Battlefy!

July 2017

Welcome Vanessa Carpenter!

SPIN is happy to be collaborating with Vanessa Carpenter, a visiting PhD student (Aalborg University Copenhagen) and UX professional (IdemoLab) from Denmark. What a fun-filled whirlwind month we had - please come visit again soon!

RRACE: Robust Realtime Algorithm for Cadence Estimation

Dataset pertaining to an algorithm for accurate real-time cadence estimation using accelerometers found in common smartphones. Available at: http://www.cs.ubc.ca/labs/spin/data/

VibViz Library Dataset

This repository contains all 120 vibrations for the VibViz library including their (.wav) files, their aggregated ratings and tags, and the MDS dimensions for the Sensation, Emotion, Metaphor, and Usage Facets. Check it out at: https://github.com/hastiseifi/VibViz-Dataset

Macaron: An Online, Open-source Vibrotactile Editor

Macaron is a free, open-source, online haptic editor that features an example based approach in further developing a haptic design.  http://hapticdesign.github.io/macaron/