You Don't Miss a Phone Call: Recognizing Vibrating Rhythms

Ali Mehmood Khan


Mobile applications, Aactuator, Wearable Computing, Haptic feedback


One of the major scientific undertakings over the past few years has been exploring the interaction between humans and machines in mobile environments. In this work, we examined how a mobile phone could inform users about push services like incoming mobile phone call or SMS using haptic feedback even if users are away from their mobile phones. We made three vibrating rhythms and conducted an experiment on different people in order to know whether they can feel the difference among three rhythm patterns or not. We used another mobile's phone vibrating motor for this purpose which was meant to give a haptic feedback to testers. Our results show that testers were able to judge the vibrating rhythms with high accuracy rate.

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