The mobile phone's optimal vibration frequency in mobile environments

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Abstract

Mobile environments are very dynamic and unpredictable [1]. When a mobile phone user is moving, his attention resources are reserved partly for passively monitoring and reacting to contexts and events and partly for actively constructing them [2]. In this paper, we suggest guidelines related to the optimal vibration frquency for the perception of mobile phone vibration when the user is moving. To guarantee the validity of this study, subjects were asked to indicate their perception of the randomly given 7 vibrotactile stimuli while they performed routine activities on a sidewalk, subway, or bus. With Logistic Regression analysis, the results showed that the optimal vibration frequency in the dynamic state was higher than 180 Hz, considerably higher than 151 Hz -the optimal vibration frequency obtained in the static state in the previous study. From this study, mobile phone manufacturers should consider this factor when designing the vibration frequency for the vibration mode so that missed calls in mobile environments are minimized.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUsability and Internationalization
Subtitle of host publicationHCI and Culture - Second International Conference on Usability and Internationalization, UI-HCII 2007. Held as Part of HCI International 2007, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages646-652
Number of pages7
EditionPART 1
ISBN (Print)9783540732860
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2nd International Conference on Usability and Internationalization, UI-HCII 2007 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2007 Jul 222007 Jul 27

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume4559 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Usability and Internationalization, UI-HCII 2007
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period07/7/2207/7/27

Keywords

  • Missed call
  • Mobile environments
  • Mobile phone
  • Multimodal
  • Optimal vibration frequency
  • Perception

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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