Development of a Computer-Controlled Tactile Stimulator with Simultaneous Visual and Auditory Stimulation

  • Hyung-Sik Kim
  • Mi-Hyun Choi
  • Ji-Hye Kim
  • Hong-Won Yeon
  • Jeong-Han Yi
  • Soon-Cheol Chung
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 49)

Abstract

In this study, a computer-controlled tactile stimulator was developed, which can stimulate visual and auditory senses simultaneously by using the E-Prime software. The newly developed system consists of three units: a control unit, a drive unit and a vibration unit. Since the developed system is a small, lightweight with low electrical consumption, a maximum of 35 stimulation channels and various visual and auditory stimulation combinations. The system was designed to stimulate the fingers. The stimulator is expected to be highly practical due to a diverse combination of stimuli, such as tactile–visual, tactile–auditory, visual–auditory and tactile–visual–auditory stimulation with computer-control.

Keywords

Computer-control Tactile stimulator Simultaneous stimulation Tactile-Visual-Auditory 

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© IFMBE 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hyung-Sik Kim
    • 1
  • Mi-Hyun Choi
    • 1
  • Ji-Hye Kim
    • 1
  • Hong-Won Yeon
    • 1
  • Jeong-Han Yi
    • 1
  • Soon-Cheol Chung
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Biomedical and Health Science, Research Institute of Biomedical EngineeringKonkuk UniversityChungju-siSouth Korea

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