Low Cost Force-Feedback Interaction with Haptic Digital Audio Effects

  • Alexandros Kontogeorgakopoulos
  • Georgios Kouroupetroglou
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7206)


We present the results of an experimental study of Haptic Digital Audio Effects with and without force feedback. Participants experienced through a low cost Falcon haptic device two new real-time physical audio effect models we have developed under the CORDIS-ANIMA formalism. The results indicate that the haptic modality changed the user’s experience significantly.


haptics digital audio effects physical modeling CORDIS-ANIMA 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandros Kontogeorgakopoulos
    • 1
  • Georgios Kouroupetroglou
    • 2
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardiff School of Art and DesignUniversity of Wales Institut CardiffCardiffUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Informatics and TelecommunicationsNational and Kapodistrian University of AthensAthensGreece

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