Sensory Perception & Interaction Research Group

University of British Columbia

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/

March 2017

MacMix at World Haptics 2017

Congratulations to Ben Clark and Oliver Schneider for their hard work on MacMix!

Voodle to be at DIS 2017

Congratulations to David Marino and the rest of the Voodle team for their acceptance at DIS 2017!

February 2017

Hasti Seifi PhD Defense Date - Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Hasti Seifi will be having her PhD defense on March 7, 2017, Tuesday, starting at 9 am.

The location will be room 200, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies building (6371 Crescent Road) on campus.

Cuddlebits Behaviour Paper Accepted for CHI 2017

January 2017

Oliver Graduation

Congratulations to Oliver Schneider, who as of last December 2016 successfully managed to defend his PhD and has graduated. Oliver has been, without a doubt, an important and fantastic part of the SPIN Lab for many years.

Starting out as a SPIN Lab member since 2010, he has been a part of many of the lab's projects, notably haptic design tools, Macaron, and HapTurk just to name a few. His enthuasism and critical insights will solely be missed.

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