Abstract

In this paper, a novel interface is described for enhancing human-human interpersonal interactions. Specifically, the device is targeted as an assistive aid to deliver the facial expressions of an interaction partner to people who are blind or visually impaired. Vibro-tactors, mounted on the back of a glove, provide a means for conveying haptic emoticons that represent the six basic human emotions and the neutral expression of the user's interaction partner. The detailed design of the haptic interface and haptic icons of expressions are presented, along with a user study involving a subject who is blind, as well as sighted, blind-folded participants. Results reveal the potential for enriching social communication for people with visual disabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCHI 2010 - The 28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Proceedings and Extended Abstracts
Pages3637-3642
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 9 2010
Event28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2010 - Atlanta, GA, United States
Duration: Apr 10 2010Apr 15 2010

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Other

Other28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2010
CountryUnited States
CityAtlanta, GA
Period4/10/104/15/10

Keywords

  • Basic facial expressions
  • Bilateral interpersonal interaction
  • Haptic interface
  • Vibrotactile
  • Vibrotactile glove

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Krishna, S., Bala, S., McDaniel, T., McGuire, S., & Panchanathan, S. (2010). VibroGlove: An assistive technology aid for conveying facial expressions. In CHI 2010 - The 28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Conference Proceedings and Extended Abstracts (pp. 3637-3642). (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1145/1753846.1754031