Feel what you hear: Haptic feedback as an accompaniment to mobile music playback

Lynne Baillie*, David Beattie, Lee Morton

*Corresponding author for this work

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2 Citations (Scopus)


The paper describes the creation of a mobile music player accompanied with synchronised haptic feedback to create a novel method of audio playback on a mobile device. There has been extensive research into the development of audio haptic systems to enhance user interaction on mobile devices as well as providing useful information about users' surroundings while way-finding. We investigated an alternative collaboration of haptics and audio feedback which we present here. We believe that this collaboration provides a novel and fun method of interaction with a music playback application. Our results show that users enjoyed the combination of audio and haptic feedback and that users would very much like to see thistype of sensory collaboration being incorporated into their own mobile device.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Interacting with Sound Workshop
Subtitle of host publicationExploring Context-Aware, Local and Social Audio Applications
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781450308830
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventInteracting with Sound Workshop 2011 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 30 Aug 20112 Sept 2011


ConferenceInteracting with Sound Workshop 2011
Abbreviated titleIwS'11


  • Audio playback
  • Haptics
  • Mobile Interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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