Tap control for headphones without sensors

Hiroyuki Manabe, Masaaki Fukumoto

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4 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A tap control technique for headphones is proposed. A simple circuit is used to detect tapping of the headphone shell by using the speaker unit in the headphone as a tap sensor. No additional devices are required in the headphone shell and cable, so the user can use their favorite headphones as a controller while listening music. A prototype is implemented with several calibration processes to compensate the differences in headphones and users' tapping actions. Tests confirm that the user can control a music player by tapping regular headphones.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUIST'11 - Proceedings of the 24th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology
Pages309-313
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov 14
Externally publishedYes
Event24th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST'11 - Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Duration: 2011 Oct 162011 Oct 19

Publication series

NameUIST'11 - Proceedings of the 24th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology

Conference

Conference24th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST'11
CountryUnited States
CitySanta Barbara, CA
Period11/10/1611/10/19

Keywords

  • Headphones
  • Input device
  • Tap
  • Wearable

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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