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dc.contributor.authorBrock, Ankede_DE
dc.contributor.authorKammoun, Slimde_DE
dc.contributor.authorMacé, Marcde_DE
dc.contributor.authorJouffrais, Christophede_DE
dc.contributor.editorZiegler, Jürgende_DE
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-20T08:44:01Z
dc.date.available2017-11-20T08:44:01Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn2196-6826de_DE
dc.identifier.urihttp://dl.gi.de/handle/20.500.12116/6160
dc.description.abstractIn the absence of vision, mobility and orientation are challenging. Audio and tactile feedback can be used to guide visually impaired people. In this paper, we present two complementary studies on the use of vibrational cues for hand guidance during the exploration of itineraries on a map, and whole body-guidance in a virtual environment. Concretely, we designed wearable Arduino bracelets integrating a vibratory motor producing multiple patterns of pulses. In a first study, this bracelet was used for guiding the hand along unknown routes on an interactive tactile map. A wizard-of-Oz study with six blindfolded participants showed that tactons, vibrational patterns, may be more efficient than audio cues for indicating directions. In a second study, this bracelet was used by blindfolded participants to navigate in a virtual environment. The results presented here show that it is possible to significantly decrease travel distance with vibrational cues. To sum up, these preliminary but complementary studies suggest the interest of vibrational feedback in assistive technology for mobility and orientation for blind people.de_DE
dc.publisherDe Gruyterde_DE
dc.relation.ispartofi-com: Vol. 13, No. 3de_DE
dc.subjectaccessibilityde_DE
dc.subjectvisual impairmentde_DE
dc.subjecttactonsde_DE
dc.subjectwearablesde_DE
dc.subjectnavigationde_DE
dc.subjectinteractive mapsde_DE
dc.subjectvirtual environmentde_DE
dc.titleUsing wrist vibrations to guide hand movement and whole body navigationde_DE
dc.typeresearch-articlede_DE
dc.pubPlaceBerlinde_DE
mci.document.qualitydigidocde_DE
mci.reference.pages19–28de_DE
gi.identifier.doi10.1515/icom.2014.0026


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