Exciting but Comfortable: Applying Haptic Feedback to Stabilized Action-Cam Videos

Daniel Gongora, Hikaru Nagano, Masashi Konyo, Satoshi Tadokoro

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Videos recorded with action cameras let viewers experience extreme activities from a safe environment. Unfortunately, these videos can be uncomfortable to watch due to intense camera shaking, and video stabilization limits the experience of motion. Here we propose using vibrotactile feedback to preserve the feeling of motion in first-person view videos that have been stabilized. First, we created vibrations from camera motion estimates for two vibrotactile actuators that emphasize the feelings of turns and jumps. Then, we conducted a pilot user study to assess viewers perception of motion in stabilized videos with and without vibrotactile feedback. We observed that motion vibrations added to a stable video did not preserve the motion intensity ratings of a raw video without vibrations. We also observed that motion vibrations had a significant effect on comfort and satisfaction, and that video stabilization did not have a significant effect on the perceived synchronization between a stable video and vibrations generated from the original video.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHaptic Interaction - Perception, Devices and Algorithms, 2018
EditorsMasashi Konyo, Dongjun Lee, Sang-Youn Kim, Ki-Uk Kyung, Hiroyuki Kajimoto
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9789811331930
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event3rd International AsiaHaptics Conference, 2018 - Incheon, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2018 Nov 142018 Nov 16

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1876-1100
ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119


Conference3rd International AsiaHaptics Conference, 2018
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • Camera motion
  • Vibrotactile
  • Video stabilization


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