Boosting word recognition for vibrotactile skin reading

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Abstract

Proficiency in any form of reading requires a considerable amount of practice. With exposure, people get better at recognising words, because they develop strategies that enable them to read faster. This paper describes a study investigating recognition of words encoded with a 6-channel vibrotactile display. We train 22 users to recognise ten letters of the English alphabet. Additionally, we repeatedly expose users to 12 words in the form of training and reinforcement testing. Then, we test participants on exposed and unexposed words to observe the effects of exposure to words. Our study shows that, with exposure to words, participants did significantly improve on recognition of exposed words. The findings suggest that such a word exposure technique could be used during the training of novice users in order to boost the word recognition of a particular dictionary of words.
Originalspracheenglisch
TitelISWC ', 19 Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Wearable Computers
ErscheinungsortNew York, NY
Seiten135-144
Seitenumfang10
ISBN (elektronisch)978-1-4503-6870-4
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2019
Veranstaltung 23rd International Symposium on Wearable Computers - London, Großbritannien / Vereinigtes Königreich
Dauer: 9 Sep 201913 Sep 2019

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Konferenz 23rd International Symposium on Wearable Computers
KurztitelISWC '19
LandGroßbritannien / Vereinigtes Königreich
OrtLondon
Zeitraum9/09/1913/09/19

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