After collecting serial responses (valence and arousal) to music from 67 subjects and selecting five music features (frequency spectrum centroid, loudness, melodic pitch, tempo and number of instruments playing) for data analysis, Emery Schubert built OLS regression models that tell the serial correlations between music features and emotion responses.
The affective factor embedded in musicology and haptics establishes the basis of our thinking that music can be a reflective source for tactile experience.
Many existing projects and works in the field of affective haptics have demonstrated and utilized the relationship between tactile experience and emotion. The innate experience known as synesthesia even shows the neurological evidence of the relationship.
Our initial idea was that tactilization could synchronize with plots, music or choreography on the stage like what the fabric heart did in MatchAtria e x t e n d e d but in a way that users could manage and design their own tactile expression. The vibration jacket was built at this stage.
Looked at relevant works and projects in the fields of Music Emotion Recognition, Music Emotion Variation Detection and Affective Haptics.
Finish the design and implementation of user interface for the control of vibration motors.
Conduct the experiment of tactilization mapping and analyze data collected quantitatively and qualitatively. Conclusions and findings will be documented in thesis.