Haptic collar - vibrotactile feedback around the neck for guidance applications

Stefanie Schaack, George Chernyshov, Kirill Ragozin, Benjamin Tag, Roshan Peiris, Kai Steven Kunze

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a Haptic Collar prototype, a neck worn band with vibrotactile actuators for eyes-free haptic navigation. We evaluate the system for guidance applications on over 11 users, analyzing 4 different tactile patterns regarding comfort and ease of understanding as well as the number of actuators to encode 8 directions (4, 6 and 8). Overall, users can recognize the directional signs well (up to 95 % recognition rates for over 528 triggers). We also present a use case applying our prototype for a haptic navigation walk.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2019
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781450365475
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Mar 11
Event10th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2019 - Reims, France
Duration: 2019 Mar 112019 Mar 12

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference10th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2019
CountryFrance
CityReims
Period19/3/1119/3/12

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Keywords

  • Collar
  • Haptic feedback
  • Haptics
  • Navigation
  • Neck
  • Sensitivity
  • Vibrotactile actuators

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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Schaack, S., Chernyshov, G., Ragozin, K., Tag, B., Peiris, R., & Kunze, K. S. (2019). Haptic collar - vibrotactile feedback around the neck for guidance applications. In Proceedings of the 10th Augmented Human International Conference, AH 2019 [a12] (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3311823.3311840