HAPMAP: Haptic walking navigation system with support by the sense of handrail

Yuki Imamura, Hironori Arakawa, Sho Kamuro, Kouta Minamizawa, Susumu Tachi

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Abstract

In this study, we propose a method of displaying unaware-usage haptic sensation of navigation. People view a map when they visit an unfamiliar place, but when they are taken away their eyes from the map, their attention is diverted and margin of the heart. However, when we are relaxed and do not worry about getting lost, we can discover the intrinsic beauty of the unfamiliar land. Therefore, we have focused on the sense of touch and ensured security by using a support such as a wall or a handrail in the streets, along with the sense of touch. Therefore, we propose a haptic navigation system to release human eyes from the requirement of constantly looking into a map in order to enhance the experience of our daily walk or sightseeing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM SIGGRAPH 2011 Posters, SIGGRAPH'11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct 26
EventACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Conference, SIGGRAPH'11 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 2011 Aug 72011 Aug 11

Publication series

NameACM SIGGRAPH 2011 Posters, SIGGRAPH'11

Other

OtherACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Conference, SIGGRAPH'11
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period11/8/711/8/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Imamura, Y., Arakawa, H., Kamuro, S., Minamizawa, K., & Tachi, S. (2011). HAPMAP: Haptic walking navigation system with support by the sense of handrail. In ACM SIGGRAPH 2011 Posters, SIGGRAPH'11 (ACM SIGGRAPH 2011 Posters, SIGGRAPH'11). https://doi.org/10.1145/2037715.2037766