There are two conventional methods to experience music: listening physically (Live) and listening through digital media. However, there are differences in the quality of the music experience between these listening methods. To improve the quality of music experience and entertainment when listening through digital media, we developed LIVEJACKET, a jacket capable of vibrotactile presentation and music playback. By simultaneously presenting vibration and sound from 22 multiple speakers attached to a jacket, we created the sensation of being enveloped in sound. Wearers feel like they are singing, which can improve the quality of the music experience. We set music listening methods, completed experiments, and conducted a questionnaire survey on the music experience. Based on the results, we found that the system we proposed can provide a music experience that cannot be obtained by listening to music through traditional digital methods.
Satoshi Hashizume, Shinji Sakamoto, Kenta Suzuki, and Yoichi Ochiai