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Human are exposed to whole-body vibrations while driving a car, travelling with an airplane and at concerts. The spectral and temporal features of the vibration signals play an important role on the evaluation of the whole-body vibrations. In this study, two sets of experiments were conducted to investigate the tactile descriptors of whole-body vibration events. In the first experiment, representative whole-body vibration signals, such as sinusoidal vibrations at different frequencies, impulsive vibrations and broad-band noises, were presented to the subjects. They were asked to describe their all the tactile perceptible impressions. Free verbalization interview resulted in 38 different descriptive terms. In the second experiment, the terms were evaluated according to their suitability in describing tactile perceptible properties of the whole-body vibration signals by all subjects. The important perceptual attributes which describe the used signal types are bumpy, rattle, shaky, humming, wavy, ticking and beating.

Translated title of the contribution
Perceptual attributes for whole-body vibrations


Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)6-9
Number of pages4
Journal Lärmbekämpfung : Akustik, Schallschutz, Schwingungstechnik
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016

External IDs

ORCID /0000-0002-0803-8818/work/142256956
Scopus 85028367438


Sustainable Development Goals


  • haptics, whole-body vibration