Force feedback for audio systems

Participants: Stephen Sinclair
Marcelo M. Wanderley (supervisor)

Force-Feedback in conjunction with PureData on a SensAble Phantom Omni device.
Funding: NSERC Special Research Opportunity Grant
NSERC Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship

Project Type: PhD thesis (PhD in Music Technology).

Time Period: 2006–2009. Status: Ongoing.


Project Description

This project is an attempt to find ways to integrate force-feedback haptics into audio and multi-media systems. A physical simulation of a virtual environment has been constructed which can be manipulated by a force feedback device. The simulation is initialized via OpenSoundControl from programs such as PureData, Max/MSP, or Chuck. Subsequently, each object can send back messages relating their properties or events such as collisions between objects. This data can then be used to control some form of sound synthesis.

 Force-Feedback in conjunction with PureData on a SensAble Phantom Omni device.
Force-feedback in conjunction with PureData on a SensAblePhantom Omni device.

Software

DIMPLE (Dynamic Interactive Musical PhysicaL Environment) is a GPL-licensed implementation that works on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.


Publications