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A Survey on Hardware and Software Solutions for Multimodal Wearable Assistive Devices Targeting the Visually Impaired

2016 Acta Polytechnica Hungarica  
quite bulky and processed information at relatively low resolutions.  ...  Haptic/tactile resolution and accuracy In a way similar to vision and hearing, haptic / tactile perception can also be characterized by measures of accuracy and spatial resolution.  ... 
doi:10.12700/aph.13.5.2016.5.3 fatcat:c5s7ga243rbq3hi45l5ilbhjmm

Sparse orthogonal population representation of spatial context in the retrosplenial cortex

Dun Mao, Steffen Kandler, Bruce L. McNaughton, Vincent Bonin
2017 Nature Communications  
This population code for spatial context may assist the RSC in its role in memory and/or navigation.  ...  Sparse orthogonal coding is a key feature of hippocampal neural activity, which is believed to increase episodic memory capacity and to assist in navigation.  ...  delivery and the tactile cues on the belt were available.  ... 
doi:10.1038/s41467-017-00180-9 pmid:28811461 pmcid:PMC5557927 fatcat:ratrlgewdfeydfzn4g47xstlum

Ants use multiple spatial memories and chemical pointers to navigate their nest

Yael Heyman, Yael Vilk, Ofer Feinerman
2019 iScience  
While much is known about vision-assisted navigation, knowledge of navigation in the dark is scarce.  ...  Animal navigation relies on the available environmental cues and, where present, visual cues typically dominate.  ...  Third, we show that ant navigation is assisted by global gravitational cues.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.isci.2019.04.003 pmid:31005661 pmcid:PMC6476803 fatcat:duhrpst3yzdefll7lnixyrgs2y

Evaluating Human Factors in Augmented Reality Systems

M.A. Livingston
2005 IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications  
If tactile cues provide information to the user, analogous tests must be employed. These will lead to requirements for resolution and range of the displays (visual, auditory, or tactile).  ...  for situation awareness or-in combination with visual cues-a navigation task.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mcg.2005.130 pmid:16315470 fatcat:4gwwigxwgzfytl27c6u57tsb6u

Tactile Displays [chapter]

Stephen A. Brewster, Steven A. Wall, Lorna M. Brown, Eve E. Hoggan
2008 The Engineering Handbook of Smart Technology for Aging, Disability, and Independence  
Indentation amplitude discrimination is lower resolution at low intensities, becomes more sensitive in the range 200-700 microns, progressively degrading with increasing stimulus amplitude (Werner and  ...  The highest thresholds for detection occur at low frequencies of stimulation (Lofvenberg and Johansson, 1984) and the minimum thresholds occur in the region of 250Hz.  ...  Due to limited spatial resolution, tactile masking effects and a low dynamic range, the system was not suitable for day-to-day navigation.  ... 
doi:10.1002/9780470379424.ch18 fatcat:6biiw6ieyfeg5bqlvs25pxy5ye

Efficiency of Sensory Substitution Devices Alone and in Combination With Self-Motion for Spatial Navigation in Sighted and Visually Impaired

Crescent Jicol, Tayfun Lloyd-Esenkaya, Michael J. Proulx, Simon Lange-Smith, Meike Scheller, Eamonn O'Neill, Karin Petrini
2020 Frontiers in Psychology  
In contrast, the group of VI participants did benefit from combining The vOICe and self-motion despite the low number of trials.  ...  Human adults can optimally combine vision with self-motion to facilitate navigation.  ...  SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL The Supplementary Material for this article can be found online at: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01443/ full#supplementary-material.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01443 pmid:32754082 pmcid:PMC7381305 fatcat:rnz4qmzcjnbwzlog3tyqg7ddvy

Intelligent In‐Vehicle Interaction Technologies

Prajval Kumar Murali, Mohsen Kaboli, Ravinder Dahiya
2021 Advanced Intelligent Systems  
The advances in HVI have been presented in previous review articles, which have mainly focused on the detection of particular characteristics for driving assistance such as driver attention detection,  ...  This would increase complexity in a mixed-autonomy traffic environment as interactions with pedestrians and cyclists are based on visual cues with the driver.  ...  Anirvan Dutta for assistance with the figures in the article. Furthermore, the authors would like to sincerely thank Mr. Michael Gentner, Mr. Xavier  ... 
doi:10.1002/aisy.202100122 fatcat:b327wdzccbe4xifdmwwjm73bmm

Virtual O&M: A far north queensland innovation

Katrina Blake, Helen Kinnane, Melinda Whipp
2018 International Journal of Orientation & Mobility  
Transition programs for students with vision impairment require the facilitation of more than navigational orientation and mobility (O&M) skills.  ...  The authors discuss the development and trial of an innovative transition program for one student with low vision from Far North Queensland.  ...  The authors would also like to acknowledge the staff and parents from St Monica's College, Cairns and Western Cape College, Weipa for their support of this trial program.  ... 
doi:10.21307/ijom-2018-005 fatcat:cl6d5ubsgjef5ckjw5u54py2ba

Wearable System to Guide Crosswalk Navigation for People With Visual Impairment

Hojun Son, James Weiland
2022 Frontiers in Electronics  
With brief training, all three were able to use the system to successfully navigate a crosswalk in a safe manner.  ...  Safe street crossing is an important element of fully independent travelling for people who are blind or visually impaired (BVI), but street crossing is challenging for BVI because it involves several  ...  Vision-based mobile Indoor Assistive Navigation Aid for Blind People. IEEE Trans.  ... 
doi:10.3389/felec.2021.790081 fatcat:yiwwhczvdrglhnqapcdxa5nq34

A Study of Cutaneous Perception Parameters for Designing Haptic Symbols towards Information Transfer

Tawanda Denzel Nyasulu, Shengzhi Du, Nico Steyn, Enzeng Dong
2021 Electronics  
Tactons are structured and perceivable tactile patterns (i.e., messages) that transfer information to users by employing the sense of touch.  ...  symbols to identify mutual best-practices and knowledge gaps for future work.  ...  This possibly limits, to a large extent, the use of these parameters to applications where large tactile alphabets are not principal, for example, assistive navigation devices.  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics10172147 fatcat:axigp4yp5nfndivv65aipydwqq

Evaluating informative auditory and tactile cues for in-vehicle information systems

Yujia Cao, Frans van der Sluis, Mariët Theune, Rieks op den Akker, Anton Nijholt
2010 Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications - AutomotiveUI '10  
Vibration was found to be a promising alternative for sound to deliver IIC, as vibration cues were identified more accurately and interfered less with driving.  ...  Both sound and vibration cues were created for four different priority levels and tested in 5 task conditions that simulated possible perceptional and cognitive load in real driving situations.  ...  At this step, the evaluation was only focused on the design of cues. It did not involve the IVIS messages or the attention management  ... 
doi:10.1145/1969773.1969791 dblp:conf/automotiveUI/CaoSTAN10 fatcat:wa35ddahcrer5awa5wl5awodhq

Beyond the Libet Clock

Patricia I. Cornelio Martinez, Emanuela Maggioni, Kasper Hornbæk, Marianna Obrist, Sriram Subramanian
2018 Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI '18  
In this paper, we extend the timing stimulus through auditory and tactile cues.  ...  Our results demonstrate that audio timing through voice commands and haptic timing through tactile cues on the hand are alternative techniques to measure the SoA using the IB paradigm.  ...  However, these adaptations remain within visual cues on-screen. Therefore, in this paper, we propose a set of timing stimuli that employ auditory and tactile cues.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3173574.3174115 dblp:conf/chi/MartinezMHOS18 fatcat:vuodc6evdjacxhfjwyxq45zr5i

Sonification of Geo-Referenced Data for Auditory Information Seeking: Design Principle and Pilot Study

Haixia Zhao, Catherine Plaisant, Ben Shneiderman, Ramani Duraiswami
2004 International Conference on Auditory Display  
We present an Auditory Information Seeking Principle (AISP) (gist, navigate, filter, and details-on-demand) modeled after the visual information seeking mantra [1] .  ...  Zotkin for providing the spatial sound technique. We also thank Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, John Flowers and Kent Norman for their comments and suggestions.  ...  ITR/AITS 0205271, the US Census Bureau, and the National Center for Health Statistics. We thank our blind design partner Ahmad Zaghal, and thank Dmitry N.  ... 
dblp:conf/icad/ZhaoPSD04 fatcat:qeo2h7daavephe7fqmf56e7pwu

The "EyeCane", a new electronic travel aid for the blind: Technology, behavior & swift learning

Shachar Maidenbaum, Shlomi Hanassy, Sami Abboud, Galit Buchs, Daniel-Robert Chebat, Shelly Levy-Tzedek, Amir Amedi
2014 Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience  
We present the EyeCane, a new mobility aid aimed at increasing perception of environment beyond what is provided by the traditional White Cane for tasks such as distance estimation, navigation and obstacle  ...  Results: Blind and blindfolded-sighted participants were able to use the EyeCane successfully for distance estimation, simple navigation and simple obstacle detection after only several minutes of training  ...  Acknowledgments The authors wish to thank Anatoly Shapochnikov for his help in designing and developing the device, and Avigail Beryozkin for her help in running some of the experiments.  ... 
doi:10.3233/rnn-130351 fatcat:eezwzs2xszeabmollsehrv6ybq

The Unfolding Space Glove: A Wearable Spatio-Visual to Haptic Sensory Substitution Device for Blind People

Jakob Kilian, Alexander Neugebauer, Lasse Scherffig, Siegfried Wahl
2022 Sensors  
with navigation tasks such as object recognition and wayfinding.  ...  It transmits the relative position and distance of nearby objects as vibratory stimuli to the back of the hand and thus enables blind people to haptically explore the depth of their surrounding space, assisting  ...  A selection of lower resolution clips is also attached to Supplementary Materials S5.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s22051859 pmid:35271009 pmcid:PMC8914703 fatcat:zatbvdi3xrfh3mppp7o3v6asyi
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