TActile Glasses (TAG) for obstacle avoidance

Georgios Korres, Ahmad El Issawi, Mohamad Eid

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a wearable tactile device called TAG (TActile Glasses) to help visually impaired individuals navigate through complex environments. The TAG device provides vibrotactile feedback whenever an obstacle is detected in front of the user. The prototype is composed of - in addition to the eyeglasses - an infrared proximity sensor, an ATMEGA128 microprocessor, a rechargeable battery, and a vibrotactile actuator attached to the right temple tip of the glasses. The TAG system is designed to be highly portable, fashionable yet cost effective, and intuitive to use. Experimental study showed that the TAG system can help visually impaired individuals to navigate unfamiliar lab environment using vibrotactile feedback, and without any previous training. Participants reported that the system is intuitive to use, quick to learn, and helpful.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUniversal Access in Human-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationAging and Assistive Environments - 8th International Conference, UAHCI 2014, Held as Part of HCI International 2014, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages741-749
Number of pages9
EditionPART 3
ISBN (Print)9783319074450
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event8th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2014 - Held as Part of 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2014 - Heraklion, Greece
Duration: Jun 22 2014Jun 27 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 3
Volume8515 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other8th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2014 - Held as Part of 16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2014
CountryGreece
CityHeraklion
Period6/22/146/27/14

Keywords

  • Haptic user interface
  • Interaction Design
  • Tangible user interfaces
  • user support systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Korres, G., El Issawi, A., & Eid, M. (2014). TActile Glasses (TAG) for obstacle avoidance. In Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction: Aging and Assistive Environments - 8th International Conference, UAHCI 2014, Held as Part of HCI International 2014, Proceedings (PART 3 ed., pp. 741-749). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8515 LNCS, No. PART 3). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07446-7_70