Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Stefano Papetti, Charalampos Saitis
    Pages 1-7 Open Access
  3. Musical Haptics: Interaction and Perception

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Sile O’Modhrain, R. Brent Gillespie
      Pages 11-27 Open Access
    3. Vincent Hayward
      Pages 29-48 Open Access
    4. Federico Fontana, Stefano Papetti, Hanna Järveläinen, Federico Avanzini, Bruno L. Giordano
      Pages 49-72 Open Access
    5. Charalampos Saitis, Hanna Järveläinen, Claudia Fritz
      Pages 73-93 Open Access
    6. Gareth W. Young, David Murphy, Jeffrey Weeter
      Pages 95-122 Open Access
    7. Sebastian Merchel, M. Ercan Altinsoy
      Pages 123-148 Open Access
  4. Haptic Musical Interfaces: Design and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. James Leonard, Nicolas Castagné, Claude Cadoz, Annie Luciani
      Pages 151-169 Open Access
    3. Edgar Berdahl, Andrew Pfalz, Michael Blandino, Stephen David Beck
      Pages 171-191 Open Access
    4. Marcello Giordano, John Sullivan, Marcelo M. Wanderley
      Pages 193-214 Open Access
    5. Simon Holland, Anders Bouwer, Oliver Hödl
      Pages 215-237 Open Access
    6. M. Ercan Altinsoy, Sebastian Merchel
      Pages 239-255 Open Access
    7. Stefano Papetti, Martin Fröhlich, Federico Fontana, Sébastien Schiesser, Federico Avanzini
      Pages 257-282 Open Access
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 283-285

About this book


This Open Access book offers an original interdisciplinary overview of the role of haptic feedback in musical interaction. Divided into two parts, part I examines the tactile aspects of music performance and perception, discussing how they affect user experience and performance in terms of usability, functionality and perceived quality of musical instruments. Part II presents engineering, computational, and design approaches and guidelines that have been applied to render and exploit haptic feedback in digital musical interfaces.

Musical Haptics  introduces an emerging field that brings together engineering, human-computer interaction, applied psychology, musical aesthetics, and music performance. The latter, defined as the complex system of sensory-motor interactions between musicians and their instruments, presents a well-defined framework in which to study basic psychophysical, perceptual, and biomechanical aspects of touch, all of which will inform the design of haptic musical interfaces. Tactile and proprioceptive cues enable embodied interaction and inform sophisticated control strategies that allow skilled musicians to achieve high performance and expressivity. The use of haptic feedback in digital musical interfaces is expected to enhance user experience and performance, improve accessibility for disabled persons, and provide an effective means for musical tuition and guidance.


Haptic Musical Instruments Haptic Psychophysics Interface Design and Evaluation User Experience Musical Performance Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefano Papetti
    • 1
  • Charalampos Saitis
    • 2
  1. 1.ICST—Institute for Computer Music and Sound TechnologyZürcher Hochschule der KünsteZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Audio Communication GroupTechnische Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Musical Haptics
  • Editors Stefano Papetti
    Charalampos Saitis
  • Series Title Springer Series on Touch and Haptic Systems
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Ser. Touch Haptic Systems
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-58315-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-09629-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-58316-7
  • Series ISSN 2192-2977
  • Series E-ISSN 2192-2985
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 285
  • Number of Illustrations 49 b/w illustrations, 58 illustrations in colour
  • Topics User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction
    Cognitive Psychology
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