JNIOSH new Multi-modal simulator combines audio and visual information with vibration
Following the experiments conducted with multi-degree-of-freedom (DOF) to evaluate the effect and perceptible limits of whole body vibration, the Japanese National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (JNIOSH) has put forth a product that will combine sound and visual information using Brüel & Kjær’s NVH Simulator. According to JINIOSH, it will replace the traditional single or multi-degree-of-freedom vibrator and will help in introducing more reality and interactivity.
Brüel & Kjær NVH Simulator will create the sound and visual information and a 6-degree-of-freedom vibrator will add vibration signal. In brief, now the subject is able to receive audio, visual and vibration stimulus simultaneously. This system can be used to perform subjective evaluation with all kinds of psychometric experiments as magnitude estimation method, paired comparison, category judgment method etc.