Development of Interactive System for the Visually Impaired using Tactile Sensations and Gestures

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Conference Proceedings
Authors: Keisuke UsudaSyuhei MatsuokaMichiko Ohkura

Abstract: Even though previous studies have confirmed the superior abilities of the visually impaired to identify tactile sensations, few systems use such abilities. In this study, we developed and evaluated an interactive system that utilizes the superior abilities of the visually impaired by adding active elements of gestures to increase their enjoyment. We employed the TECHTILE toolkit as a device to give tactile sensations to players and Kinect for Windows as a device to recognize their gestures and developed an interactive system with different types of tactile sensations and corresponding gestures. We experimentally evaluated our system.

Keywords: Tactile sensation, TECHTILE toolkit, Gesture, Visual Impaired, Interactive System

DOI: 10.54941/ahfe100592

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