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

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    Obstacle Avoidance
    Collision avoidance
    Glass
    Visually Impaired
    Intuitive
    Eyeglasses
    Proximity sensors
    Feedback
    Secondary batteries
    Microprocessor
    Battery
    Proximity
    Microprocessor chips
    Actuator
    Experimental Study
    Infrared
    Actuators
    Prototype
    Infrared radiation
    Sensor

    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

    TActile Glasses (TAG) for obstacle avoidance. / Korres, Georgios; El Issawi, Ahmad; Eid, Mohamad.

    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. Springer-Verlag, 2014. p. 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).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    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 edn, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), no. PART 3, vol. 8515 LNCS, Springer-Verlag, pp. 741-749, 8th 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, 6/22/14. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07446-7_70
    Korres G, El Issawi A, Eid M. 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. Springer-Verlag. 2014. p. 741-749. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); PART 3). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07446-7_70
    Korres, Georgios ; El Issawi, Ahmad ; Eid, Mohamad. / TActile Glasses (TAG) for obstacle avoidance. 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. Springer-Verlag, 2014. pp. 741-749 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); PART 3).
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