Tap control for headphones without sensors

Hiroyuki Manabe, Masaaki Fukumoto

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5 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
Country/TerritoryUnited 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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