Triboacoustic localization for mobile device: Improving accuracy & noise clustering

Yeng Weng Leong, Hiroaki Seki, Yoshitsugu Kamiya, Masatoshi Hikizu

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Mobile devices are caught in an inverse relationship between mobility and ease of use. This paper presents incremental technology related to a previously proposed method of mobile yet easy-to-use input using triboacoustic signals generated from the action of a user tracing shapes on surfaces in environment. Mobile devices must function in various environments, thus requiring that they be immune to noise interference. We propose an improvement in accuracy and automated multiple sound source segregation supported by experiments evidencing the proposal’s effectiveness, results of which show the proposal’s accuracy and capability have merit and should be pursued further.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-207
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Robotics and Mechatronics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2015


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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