Tag Archives: Vibration

Bidirectional Finger Braille Device:双方向型指点字デバイス

This study is development of bidirectional finger braille device for deaf-blind people. Finger braille is one of tactual communication media for deaf-blind people; the utterer superimpose his/her hand on listener’s hand and tap listener’s index, middle and ring finger. See finger braille as a means of interpersonal communication, the finger braille device should be able to exchange the role of utterer and listener dynamically and useful for daily life. So we propose a wearable finger braille device with speakers. In this paper, we carried out experiment about the way of input-output on speakers. It was shown that speakers are reasonable for input-output element. 指点字とは,視聴覚障害者のためのコミュニケーション 手段の一つである.この指点字では,発話者が受話者の左 右それぞれの示指・中指・薬指の上に自らの指を重ね,両 手各指を点字の各点に見立て直接叩くことで点字と同様 の表現が可能となっている.近年では感情の表現・伝達の 可能性が指摘されており,より高度なコミュニケーション 手段であることが伺われる.一方で,会話のためには直

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STRAVIGATION(A Vibrotactile Mobile Navigation): 探検的観光支援に関する研究

Exploration-like sightseeing is wandering around an unfamiliar place, and is a way of seeing sights and enjoying novel experiences that are not mentioned in guidebooks. However, the fear of getting lost prevents tourists from engaging in exploration-like sightseeing. Current navigation devices are capable of providing effective routes to specific places, which is not compatible for this mode of sightseeing. This is because tourists tend to focus on the recommended route displayed on the device and follow it faithfully. This prevents tourists from seeing surrounding sights. Here, we propose a new navigation method called stravigation. Stravigation is a vibrotactile mobile navigation for the tourist to be able to enjoy exploration-like sightseeing.

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