Abstract

Independent travel is essential to an individual’s ability to lead a healthy and successful life. For individuals who are blind and low vision, however, access to critical safety and way-finding information is limited to the objects within their immediate vicinity. Due to the versatility and information obtained through its use, the long white cane remains the most widely used method of non-visual travel. Non-visual travelers are able to use a cane to interrogate objects to obtain perceptual information allowing them to identify physical characteristics such as position, distance, texture, and slope, but only in close proximity. This work aims to augment current methods of non-visual travel to extend the distance at which a non-visual traveler can obtain information about their surroundings. We propose a relative mapping between the angular direction and distance of an object with respect to the orientation of the user, displayed using a two-dimensional matrix of haptic (vibrotactile) motors. A preliminary experiment revealed that blind and low vision subjects could identify objects and their angular direction and distance through the sense of touch.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSmart Multimedia - 1st International Conference, ICSM 2018, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsStefano Berretti, Anup Basu
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages90-101
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030043742
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event1st International Conference on Smart Multimedia, ICSM 2018 - Toulon, France
Duration: Aug 24 2018Aug 26 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11010 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other1st International Conference on Smart Multimedia, ICSM 2018
CountryFrance
CityToulon
Period8/24/188/26/18

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Keywords

  • Haptics
  • Non-visual travel
  • Sensory substitution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Duarte, B., McDaniel, T., Tadayon, R., Devkota, S., Strasser, G., Ramey, C. C., & Panchanathan, S. (2018). Haptic vision: Augmenting non-visual travel and accessing environmental information at a distance. In S. Berretti, & A. Basu (Eds.), Smart Multimedia - 1st International Conference, ICSM 2018, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 90-101). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 11010 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-04375-9_8

Haptic vision : Augmenting non-visual travel and accessing environmental information at a distance. / Duarte, Bryan; McDaniel, Troy; Tadayon, Ramin; Devkota, Samjhana; Strasser, Gracie; Ramey, Ce Ce; Panchanathan, Sethuraman.

Smart Multimedia - 1st International Conference, ICSM 2018, Revised Selected Papers. ed. / Stefano Berretti; Anup Basu. Springer Verlag, 2018. p. 90-101 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 11010 LNCS).

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Duarte, B, McDaniel, T, Tadayon, R, Devkota, S, Strasser, G, Ramey, CC & Panchanathan, S 2018, Haptic vision: Augmenting non-visual travel and accessing environmental information at a distance. in S Berretti & A Basu (eds), Smart Multimedia - 1st International Conference, ICSM 2018, Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 11010 LNCS, Springer Verlag, pp. 90-101, 1st International Conference on Smart Multimedia, ICSM 2018, Toulon, France, 8/24/18. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-04375-9_8
Duarte B, McDaniel T, Tadayon R, Devkota S, Strasser G, Ramey CC et al. Haptic vision: Augmenting non-visual travel and accessing environmental information at a distance. In Berretti S, Basu A, editors, Smart Multimedia - 1st International Conference, ICSM 2018, Revised Selected Papers. Springer Verlag. 2018. p. 90-101. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-04375-9_8
Duarte, Bryan ; McDaniel, Troy ; Tadayon, Ramin ; Devkota, Samjhana ; Strasser, Gracie ; Ramey, Ce Ce ; Panchanathan, Sethuraman. / Haptic vision : Augmenting non-visual travel and accessing environmental information at a distance. Smart Multimedia - 1st International Conference, ICSM 2018, Revised Selected Papers. editor / Stefano Berretti ; Anup Basu. Springer Verlag, 2018. pp. 90-101 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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