Reflective Haptics : Resistive Force Feedback for Musical Performances with Stylus-Controlled Instruments

Müller, Alexander and Hemmert, Fabian and Wintergerst, Götz and Jagodzinski, Ron

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

In this paper we present a novel system for tactile actuation in stylus-based musical interactions. The proposed controller aims to support rhythmical musical performance. The system builds on resistive force feedback, which is achieved through a brakeaugmented ball pen stylus on a sticky touch-sensitive surface. Along the device itself, we present musical interaction principles that are enabled through the aforementioned tactile response. Further variations of the device and perspectives of the friction-based feedback are outlined.