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VibroVision: An on-body tactile image guide for the blind


Wacker, Philipp; Wacharamanotham, Chatchavan; Spelmezan, Daniel; Thar, Jan; Sánchez, David A; Bohne, René; Borchers, Jan (2016). VibroVision: An on-body tactile image guide for the blind. In: CHI '16 EA: Extended Abstracts of 2016 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing, San Jose, CA, USA, 7 May 2016 - 12 May 2016, 3788-3791.

Abstract

Today, persons with a visual impairment use a cane to explore their surroundings and sense objects in their vicinity. While electronic aids have been proposed to aid them, they communicate limited information or require a fixed position. We propose VibroVision, a vest that projects information about the area in front of the wearer onto her abdomen in the form of a two-dimensional tactile image rendered by an array of vibration motors. This vest enables the user to sense features such as shape, position, and distance of objects in front of her.

Abstract

Today, persons with a visual impairment use a cane to explore their surroundings and sense objects in their vicinity. While electronic aids have been proposed to aid them, they communicate limited information or require a fixed position. We propose VibroVision, a vest that projects information about the area in front of the wearer onto her abdomen in the form of a two-dimensional tactile image rendered by an array of vibration motors. This vest enables the user to sense features such as shape, position, and distance of objects in front of her.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Event End Date:12 May 2016
Deposited On:02 Jun 2016 08:38
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 19:38
Publisher:ACM
ISBN:978-1-4503-4082-3
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/2851581.2890254
Related URLs:http://www.ifi.uzh.ch/zpac/people/chat.html (Author)
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:13241

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