Abstract

This paper presents a scheme for using tactile rhythms to convey interpersonal distance to individuals who are blind or visually impaired, with the goal of providing access to non-verbal cues during social interactions. A preliminary experiment revealed that subjects could identify the proposed tactile rhythms and found them intuitive for the given application. Future work aims to improve recognition results and increase the number of interpersonal distances conveyed by incorporating temporal change information into the proposed methodology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009
Pages4669-4674
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 22 2009
Event27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Apr 4 2009Apr 9 2009

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Other

Other27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period4/4/094/9/09

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Keywords

  • Assistive technology
  • Haptic belt
  • Haptic icons
  • Tactile icons
  • Tactons
  • Vibrotactile belt

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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McDaniel, T., Krishna, S., Colbry, D., & Panchanathan, S. (2009). Using tactile rhythm to convey interpersonal distances to individuals who are blind. In Proceedings of the 27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009 (pp. 4669-4674). (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1145/1520340.1520718