A Mobile Navigation System with Vibration Flow

  • Sang-Youn Kim
  • Gilho Song
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 235)


This paper presents a navigation system which makes a traveling vibration along the surface of a mobile device in order to haptically provide the way to go to a user. By controlling the vibrations generated by multiple motors, we develop 2D vibration flow which originates from one point and gradually propagates to other points on a surface of a navigation system. We construct a mobile navigation system prototype and conduct experiments using the prototype in order to investigate that the proposed system creates the direction with only vibration feedback. The experiment clearly verifies that the proposed system efficiently presents the way to go to users with only vibration flow.


Vibrotactile information Vibration feedback Vibration flow 



This research was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (grant number : 2011-0009757). This work has been partially supported by the Dual Use Program Cooperation Center (12-DU-EE-03, Development of tactile display device for Virtual reality-based flight simulator)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Interaction LabAdvacned Technology Research CenterCheonanKorea

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