In this study, we researched the way of designing the accessible vibration rhythms through experiments using the mouse-type tactile interface from the vibration perception and vibration memorability. Participants were twenty young individuals and fourteen older persons. First, the threshold of vibration duration and gaps between the duration were estimated statistically. As the result, some vibration rhythms were designed and evaluated the validity of the design factors. Further, the requirements for designing memorable vibration rhythms were considered. From the results, some requirements for designing perceivable and memorable vibration rhythms for older persons were found; however, it is required to clear the effect of vibration rhythm from the cognitive aspect through further research.


tactile interface vibration rhythm accessibility 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daiji Kobayashi
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  1. 1.Chitose Institute of Science and TechnologyHokkaidoJapan

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