Using super high frequency sounds (hypersonic sound) and ultra low frequency sounds (infrasonic sound) outside the audible range, we produce skin sensation feedback. Our work involves using body sonic and Peltier elements, as well as binaural stereophonic technology to augment the musical listening experience. We will conduct research aiming to heighten the eerie, yet pleasurable feeling of goosebumps or “chills” when listening to music.
In addition, we prepared a Japanese version of the Barcelona style music survey questionnaire, carried out to verify subject conditions at the time of our experiments. We conduct measurements of brain waves, heart rate, perspiration, respiration, and electro-myograms at the time of listening to music.
This is a collaborative research project with SFC Touch Lab (Professor Masafumi Nakatani from the Faculty of Environmental Information).Twitter @sfcMusik