LIVEJACKET: Wearable Music Experience Device with Multiple Speakers
There are two conventional methods to experience music: listening physically (Live) and listening through digital media. However, there are differences in the quality of the music experience between these listening methods. To improve the quality of music experience and entertainment when listening through digital media, we developed LIVEJACKET, a jacket capable of vibrotactile presentation and music playback. By simultaneously presenting vibration and sound from 22 multiple speakers attached to a jacket, we created the sensation of being enveloped in sound. Wearers feel like they are singing, which can improve the quality of the music experience. We set five music listening methods, completed experiments, and conducted a questionnaire survey on the music experience. Based on the results, we found that the system we proposed can provide a music experience that cannot be obtained by listening to music through traditional digital methods.
KeywordsEmbodied interaction Wearable Audio Haptics
We would like to thank University of Tsukuba and HAKUHODO Inc. for supporting this work. We are also thankful to all the members of the Digital Nature Group at University of Tsukuba for their discussions and feedback.
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