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Listening to complexity: blind people's learning about gas particles through a sonified model

Orly Lahav, Sharona T. Levy
2011 International Journal on Disability and Human Development  
Because most of Science Education curriculum resources are based on visual representations such as diagrams, charts, models (real and digital), and exploration in science laboratories, students who are  ...  Technologies to support the creation of complex systems models -using StarLogo software with students. Biosystems, 71(1-2), pp. 111-122. E Klopfer, S Yoon and J Perry (2005).  ...  haptic pointer interface based on PGS (Marston, Loomis, Klatzky, Golledge, Smith, 2006) ; sound-based VE systems (Sánchez, Noriega & Farías, 2008) ; and a VE based on audio and haptic feedback for rehabilitation  ... 
doi:10.1515/ijdhd.2011.013 fatcat:vyzjcmvj7vaxfie5lddr45lvfe

Study of an inclusive intervention programme in pictorial perception with blind and sighted students

Carmen Carpio, María Amérigo, Manuel Durán
2017 European Journal of Special Needs Education  
Several methods of accessibility, such as verbal description of the content, sounds from the scenes and music from the artistic period, were implemented.  ...  A performance test was designed to assess qualitative and quantitative aspects and the collected data were analysed.  ...  Acknowledgements We are grateful to the National Organisation of the Blind in Spain (ONCE) and to teaching assistants from this organisation.  ... 
doi:10.1080/08856257.2017.1297567 fatcat:icnvqypo2zftnb2chbi5ikbq6m

Playing with geometry

Maria Claudia Buzzi, Marina Buzzi, Barbara Leporini, Caterina Senette
2015 Proceedings of the 11th Biannual Conference on Italian SIGCHI Chapter - CHItaly 2015  
An accessible vibro-tactile-based android application has been designed to allow children to make freehand drawings and play with geometry, recognizing common geometric shapes or topological configurations  ...  Geometry is a traditionally difficult subject to teach to visually impaired subjects. This paper investigates tools to help blind children learn geometry.  ...  We can highlight the vertices of each shape by adding sound feedback to each of them, activated by user touch.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2808435.2808458 dblp:conf/chitaly/BuzziBLS15 fatcat:jr3m4ux6tbfihjw5xosblak3sa

The use of haptics to predict preclinic operative dentistry performance and perceptual ability

Alice Urbankova, Steven P Engebretson
2011 Journal of Dental Education  
Further studies are warranted to develop and validate diagnostic testing strategies for dental students and to evaluate implementation of haptics in the dental teaching environment.  ...  The aim of this study was to test whether performance on a range of manual dexterity haptic simulator exercises was associated with preclinical operative dentistry examination and Perceptual Ability Test  ...  Grateful thanks to Mr. Ofir Baruch of IDEA Inc. for his expert technical assistance and Dr. Ying Gu for her assistance in administering the tests.  ... 
pmid:22184593 fatcat:i77o3y6jijhhvjiurqu2wh4z54

Overview of Surgical Simulation [article]

Mohamed A. ElHelw
2020 arXiv   pre-print
tissue property measurement, haptic rendering and image synthesis.  ...  This paper provides an overview of the key topics involved in surgical simulation and associated technical challenges.  ...  Haptic Rendering Haptic rendering refers to the process of conveying forces generated in the VE to the user through a haptic interface device.  ... 
arXiv:2005.03011v1 fatcat:lukjkpzpirbodanwj3jfgaejmi

Effectiveness of Virtual Reality and Interactive Simulators on Dental Education Outcomes: Systematic Review

Rania Moussa, Amira Alghazaly, Nebras Althagafi, Rawah Eshky, Sary Borzangy
2021 European Journal of Dentistry  
EBSCO) using the keywords (student, dental) AND (education, dental) AND (virtual reality) OR (augmented reality) OR (haptics) OR (simulation) AND (dentistry) OR (dental medicine).  ...  The aim of this systematic review was to determine whether virtual technologies have positive effects on dental education outcomes and to explore the attitudes of dental students and educators toward these  ...  of anatom- spatial ical landmarks, and sound) added value com- pared with traditional LA teaching methods Abbreviations: AR, augmented reality; CCO, comparative crossover; CST, cross sectional trial;  ... 
doi:10.1055/s-0041-1731837 pmid:34428851 pmcid:PMC8890935 fatcat:c3ctofdzynakxdvzmdtvbdpmiy

Touch-Screen Technology for the Dynamic Display of 2D Spatial Information Without Vision: Promise and Progress

Roberta L. Klatzky, Nicholas A. Giudice, Jack M. Loomis, Christopher R. Bennett
2014 Multisensory Research  
We also suggest ways to use sound to augment basic information from touch, and we include evaluation data from users of a touch-screen device with vibrotactile and auditory feedback that we have been developing  ...  We point out constraints and limitations in haptic processing that affect the use of these devices.  ...  Acknowledgements This research was supported by NIH Grant 1R01EY016817 awarded to Klatzky, Loomis, and Giudice.  ... 
doi:10.1163/22134808-00002447 fatcat:emrcqrazjzgmhnoufl4ue7zcbi

Signing on the tactile line

Beryl Plimmer, Peter Reid, Rachel Blagojevic, Andrew Crossan, Stephen Brewster
2011 ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction  
2) kinaesthetic information is provided to the student through a force-feedback haptic pen that mimics the teacher's stylus movement; and (3) a physical tactile line on the writing sheet is created by  ...  the haptic pen.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We wish to thank the adult participants who gave their time and expertise for the usability study and the teachers, parents and students who participated in the evaluation study.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1993060.1993067 fatcat:mgjkcbsb4bhs3kj326sdyuganq

Describing the Experiences of Students with ADHD Learning Science Content with Emerging Technologies

Rebecca Hite, Texas Tech University, Gina Childers, Gail Jones, Elysa Corin, Mariana Pereyra, Texas Tech University, North Carolina State University, Institute for Learning Innovation, University of the Republic, Uruguay
2021 Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities  
Emerging technologies, such as virtual reality, haptics, and 3-dimensionality, provide novel opportunities to allow students to investigate scientific phenomena by fostering perceptions of virtual presence  ...  Analyses of cardiac assessments found gains in scores for spatial rotation and viewing abstract processes, no change in score in viewing multiple representations, and a decrease in scores for spatial orientation  ...  For him, having the ability to manipulate the heart added to his experience of engaging with science.  ... 
doi:10.14448/jsesd.13.0012 fatcat:qfdhn66qfbdvzhyzer7nadvm2e

Towards immersive virtual reality (iVR): a route to surgical expertise

Saurabh Dargar, Rebecca Kennedy, WeiXuan Lai, Venkata Arikatla, Suvranu De
2015 Journal of Computational Surgery  
To enhance patient safety and reduce errors, surgeons must be trained in environments that mimic the actual clinical setting.  ...  While skill-based behavior and some rule-based behavior may be taught using box trainers and ex vivo or in vivo animal models, we posit that multimodal immersive virtual reality (iVR) that includes high-fidelity  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to acknowledge the funding from the following sources for this work: NIH/NIBIB 5R01EB010037-01, 1R01EB009362-01A2, 2R01EB005807-05A1, and 1R01EB014305-01A1.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40244-015-0015-8 pmid:26478852 pmcid:PMC4606894 fatcat:du3xybxfs5hu7m7dhduzj6wwuu

The Comforting Touch: Tactile Intimacy and Talk in Managing Children's Distress

Asta Cekaite, Malva Kvist Holm
2017 Research on Language and Social Interaction  
full variety of situated-verbal and embodied/haptic-responses to crying (e.g., Vengerhoets, 2013).  ...  Haptic soothing is managed by calibrating the bodily proximity and postural orientations between the participants, including haptic-embracing or face-to-face-formations that are coordinated with particular  ...  Touch, as a mode for haptic interaction, has thereby the potential to contribute to specific spatial, perceptual, and kinesthetic affordances and the organization of social interactional encounters.  ... 
doi:10.1080/08351813.2017.1301293 fatcat:oa3slab6ajb3pcuctt753sdzsa

Envisioning the atmospheric effect through (im)materiality

Nilay Ünsal Gülmez, Dürnev Atılgan Yagan, Murat Şahin, Efsun Ekenyazıcı Güney, Hande Tulum, L. Lescop, A. Kępczyńska-Walczak
2019 SHS Web of Conferences  
In the first phase, "materialization", idiosyncratic interpretations of students from words to materials with a focus on tectonic experiments and haptic experiences are sought in between materializing  ...  In the second phase, the "atmospheric", emphasis on dematerialization of the perception of materials through tools, such as light, color and sound is exercised to transform the object into a performance  ...  to aesthetics [8, 9] , embodied spatial experience [10] , politics [11] and philosophy [12] .  ... 
doi:10.1051/shsconf/20196402007 fatcat:6xqpbizowzc2hnzxzaf2k6byjq

Nanosciences and nanotechnologies learning and teaching in secondary education: a review of literature

Bénédicte Hingant, Virginie Albe
2010 Studies in science education  
' conceptualisations of nano-related concepts; the use of haptic tools to teach nanosciences and nanotechnologies; professional development for secondary schools teachers.  ...  In addition, implications for future research as well as suggestions for nanosciences and nanotechnologies curriculum development are considered.  ...  This course is part of the programme of initiatives implemented at Wisconsin Madison University to teach 'nanotechnology in society'.  ... 
doi:10.1080/03057267.2010.504543 fatcat:zxmlgesy5ffqvk7jjvcgr2d4hi

Research directions in virtual environments

1992 Computer graphics  
At the request of NSF's Interactive Systems Program, a two-day invitational workshop was held March 23-24, 1992 at UNC Chapel Hill to identify and recommend future research directions in the area of "virtual  ...  The two-day schedule alternated between sessions of the entire group and sessions in the following specialty areas, around which the recommendations came to be organized: 1) Perception , 2) Human-Machine  ...  We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Ronald Azuma, James Chung, Stefan Gottschalk, Robert Katz, Mark Mine, Jannick Rolland, Shannon Stephenson, Kathy Tesh, Fay Ward, and William V.  ... 
doi:10.1145/142413.142416 fatcat:m4f2dn3bdnanvlel2th6bsjxjm

Haptic-feedback support for cognitive mapping of unknown spaces by people who are blind

O. Lahav, D. Mioduser
2008 International Journal of Human-Computer Studies  
In this study, people who are blind use a virtual environment (VE) that provides haptic and audio feedback to explore an unknown space.  ...  The cognitive mapping of the space based on the VE and the subject's ability to apply this map to accomplish tasks in the real space are examined.  ...  In a different application area, the development of haptic-based tools for supporting learning processes in K-12 academic curriculum subjects (e.g., for learning physics, geometry, and other academic subjects  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ijhcs.2007.08.001 fatcat:d26zkl25vrhfvc4qzrilgoypny
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