Come on feel the noise

05 September 2011

Come on feel the noise

The music player was unveiled at a conference in Sweden.

Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University have created quite a buzz with their latest invention – the world’s first haptic music player.
Led by Dr Lynne Baillie, the multimodal interaction research group unveiled the gadget at a major conference in Stockholm last week.
It vibrates in perfect synch with the music, allowing listeners to enjoy the track in much the same way as concert goers enjoy vibrations pulsing through the floor at a load gig.
Dr Baillie said: “People have told us they enjoy feeling the songs, and they become more immersed in the music. We have created a method of interaction that allows users to select what they wish to listen to, while just making it a bit more fun.”
The player is expected to be a big hit with people on the move, whether it’s walking through the city or running on a treadmill, because it lets them preview songs by listening to the beat of one song while listening to another.
Dominic Pullen, a spokesman for Orange, has confirmed that the player will now be presented to business chiefs for a decision on whether it should be produced and marketed.

Researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University have created quite a buzz with their latest invention – the world’s first haptic music player.

Led by Dr Lynne Baillie, the multimodal interaction research group unveiled the gadget at a major conference in Stockholm last week.

It vibrates in perfect synch with the music, allowing listeners to enjoy the track in much the same way as concert goers enjoy vibrations pulsing through the floor at a loud gig.

Dr Baillie said: “People have told us they enjoy feeling the songs, and they become more immersed in the music. We have created a method of interaction that allows users to select what they wish to listen to, while just making it a bit more fun.”

The player is expected to be a big hit with people on the move, whether it’s walking through the city or running on a treadmill, because it lets them preview songs by listening to the beat of one song while listening to another.

Dominic Pullen, a spokesman for Orange, has confirmed that the player will now be presented to business chiefs for a decision on whether it should be produced and marketed.

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