Wanding Through Space: Interactive Calibration for Electric Muscle Stimulation

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Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) has emerged as an interaction paradigm for HCI. It has been used to confer object affordance, provide walking directions, and assist with sketching. However, the electrical signals used for EMS are multi-dimensional and require expert calibration before use. To date, this calibration has occurred as a collaboration between the experimenter, or interaction designer, and the user/participant. However, this is time-consuming, results in sampling only a limited space of possible signal configurations, and removes control from the participant. We present a calibration and signal exploration technique that both enables the user to control their own stimulation and thus comfort, and supports exploration of the continuous space of stimulation signals.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2018
Number of pages5
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2018
Article numbera19
ISBN (Electronic)9781450354158
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event9th Augmented Human International Conference - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 7 Feb 20189 Feb 2018


Conference9th Augmented Human International Conference
LandKorea, Republic of

    Research areas

  • Calibration, EMS, Electric muscle stimulation, Functional electrical stimulation, Haptic feedback

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