Karuei, I., Foley-Fisher, Z., Koch, S., MacKenzie, R., El-Zohairy, M., and MacLean, K. E. (2010). “Vibration Perception in Mobile Contexts.” In Graphics Interface. Ottawa, Canada, 2 pages, 2010.
Human sensitivity to vibration declines in mobile contexts. Designers of wearable haptic systems must account for the effects of movement and distraction so that tactile display information is perceived consistently. We compared the sensitivity of seven body sites in simulated mobile contexts, and found that the thigh is least and the wrists the most sensitive of the sites tested.