6th Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services

Research Article

Distance encoding in vibro-tactile guidance cues

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.MOBIQUITOUS2009.6938,
        author={Markus  Straub and Andreas  Riener and Alois Ferscha Ferscha},
        title={Distance encoding in vibro-tactile guidance cues},
        proceedings={6th Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={MOBIQUITOUS},
        year={2009},
        month={11},
        keywords={Tactograms Vibro-tactile guidance cues Distance encoding Space awareness.},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.MOBIQUITOUS2009.6938}
    }
    
  • Markus Straub
    Andreas Riener
    Alois Ferscha Ferscha
    Year: 2009
    Distance encoding in vibro-tactile guidance cues
    MOBIQUITOUS
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.MOBIQUITOUS2009.6938
Markus Straub1,*, Andreas Riener1,*, Alois Ferscha Ferscha1,*
  • 1: Johannes Kepler University Linz, Institute for Pervasive Computing, Altenberger Str. 69, A-4040 Linz, Austria.
*Contact email: straub@pervasive.jku.at, riener@pervasive.jku.at, ferscha@pervasive.jku.at

Abstract

To navigate in unfamiliar places is, for obvious reasons, particularly difficult for blind people. In this research we used vibro-tactile guidance cues with the goal of allowing users to reach their destination with the most efficiency. Our hypothesis was that adding distance information should improve walking speed and accuracy, however, similar results were obtained with and without distance information.