Thursday, November 8 • 12:20pm - 12:45pm
Touch the Music: Enhancing Future Digital Musical Devices through Haptic Feedback

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Vibrotactile sensation and force feedback, known collectively as haptic cues, are  an important aspect of music playing as well as music listening, but still not fully exploited in the design of new digital instruments and interfaces. While current designs usually offer touch-mediated interaction, they fall short of providing a natural physical experience to the performer and listener alike as they generally lack meaningful haptic cues.
In our recently published book Musical Haptics we bring together for the first time a number of multidisciplinary perspectives on the role of haptic interaction in music performance and experience, from touch biomechanics to multisensory perception to haptic technology and design. We argue that establishing a rich haptic channel in musical interfaces will enhance user experience and performance, improve accessibility for disabled persons, and provide an effective means for musical tuition and guidance.

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Dr. Stefano Papetti

Research Associate, Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology - Zurich University of the Arts
Stefano Papetti is research associate at the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology, Zurich University of the Arts. He received the Laurea (MSc) in Computer Engineering from the University of Padova (2006) and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Verona (2010... Read More →
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Charalampos Saitis

Research Associate, Audio Communication Group, Technische Universität Berlin
Charalampos Saitis is research associate at the Audio Communication Group of TU Berlin. He holds an MA in Sonic Arts from Queen’s University Belfast and a PhD in Music Technology from McGill University. His current research focuses on psychoacoustics and auditory semantics, particularly... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 12:20pm - 12:45pm
2 KUPPEL Alte Münze, Molkenmarkt 2, 10179 Berlin, Deutschland

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