User Centered Design of Non-Visual Audio-Haptics

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The following article reports result from an extensive study with 25 blind users from Italy and Sweden performed during the summer 2001. The tasks reported here test recognition of geometrical objects, recognition of VRML objects, mathematical surfaces and navigation in a traffic environment. The outcome of these tests show that blind users are able to handle also quite complex objects and environments, and that realistic virtual environments in some cases appear easier to handle than more abstract test environments. This highlights the importance of context, and thus the usefulness
of other input channels beside the purely haptic one. Another factor observed to be important is haptic scanning strategy. Tentative results for age, gender and blindness from birth are presented, and the importance of accurate haptic models is pointed
Tilldelande institution
  • Certec - Rehabiliteringsteknik och Design
  • Jönsson, Bodil, handledare
Tilldelningsdatum2008 nov. 28
ISBN (tryckt)978-91-976894-5-8
StatusPublished - 2008

Bibliografisk information

Defence details

Date: 2008-11-28
Time: 10:15
Place: Blå Hallen, Ekologihuset, Sölvegatan 37, Lund University Faculty of Engineering

External reviewer(s)

Name: Bertelsen, Olav W
Title: Associative Professor
Affiliation: Univ. of Aarhus, Dept. of Computer Science


Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ)

  • Människa-datorinteraktion (interaktionsdesign)


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