Abstract

To people who are visually impaired, sensory substitution requires conversion from distal visual data to proximal haptic cue. The challenge is to identify the optimum haptic cues that will make a common haptic "language", which can eventually be used to convey information about facial expressions to the individuals who are blind. Once this language has been developed, the next challenge is learning and training. We propose a dynamic haptic tool for simultaneous learning and interaction with a proposed haptic language. We call this application "Haptic mirror", an interactive haptic-based reflection of one's self which can be comparable to a visual mirror. Once the user has acquired this language, it can be used to convey the facial expressions of social peers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - VRCAI 2016: 15th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and Its Applications in Industry
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages319-329
Number of pages11
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9781450346924
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 3 2016
Event15th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and Its Applications in Industry, VRCAI 2016 - Zhuhai, China
Duration: Dec 3 2016Dec 4 2016

Other

Other15th ACM SIGGRAPH Conference on Virtual-Reality Continuum and Its Applications in Industry, VRCAI 2016
CountryChina
CityZhuhai
Period12/3/1612/4/16

Keywords

  • Blind
  • Face exploration
  • Facial feature
  • Haptic cue

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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