A Low Resolution Haptic Interface for Interactive Applications

Bijan Fakhri, Shashank Sharma, Bhavica Soni, Abhik Chowdhury, Troy McDaniel, Sethuraman Panchanathan

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Abstract

This paper introduces a novel haptic interface for use as a general-purpose sensory substitution device called the Low Resolution Haptic Interface (LRHI). A prototype of the LRHI was developed and tested in a user study for its effectiveness in conveying information through the sense of touch as well as for use in interactive applications. Results are promising, showing that participants were able to accurately discriminate a range of both static and dynamic haptic patterns using the LRHI with a composite accuracy of 98.38%. The user study also showed that participants were able to sucessfully learn to play a completely haptic interactive cat-mouse game with the device.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUniversal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Multimodality and Assistive Environments - 13th International Conference, UAHCI 2019, Held as Part of the 21st HCI International Conference, HCII 2019, Proceedings
EditorsMargherita Antona, Constantine Stephanidis
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages224-233
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783030235628
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Event13th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2019, held as part of the 21st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2019 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Jul 26 2019Jul 31 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11573 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2019, held as part of the 21st International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2019
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period7/26/197/31/19

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Keywords

  • Assistive technology
  • Haptics
  • HCI
  • Sensory substitution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Fakhri, B., Sharma, S., Soni, B., Chowdhury, A., McDaniel, T., & Panchanathan, S. (2019). A Low Resolution Haptic Interface for Interactive Applications. In M. Antona, & C. Stephanidis (Eds.), Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Multimodality and Assistive Environments - 13th International Conference, UAHCI 2019, Held as Part of the 21st HCI International Conference, HCII 2019, Proceedings (pp. 224-233). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 11573 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23563-5_19