Boosting word recognition for vibrotactile skin reading

Granit Luzhnica, Eduardo Veas

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISWC ', 19 Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Wearable Computers
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
Pages135-144
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-6870-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event 23rd International Symposium on Wearable Computers - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Sep 201913 Sep 2019

Conference

Conference 23rd International Symposium on Wearable Computers
Abbreviated titleISWC '19
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period9/09/1913/09/19

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Luzhnica, G., & Veas, E. (2019). Boosting word recognition for vibrotactile skin reading. In ISWC ', 19 Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Wearable Computers (pp. 135-144). New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1145/3341163.3347715

Boosting word recognition for vibrotactile skin reading. / Luzhnica, Granit; Veas, Eduardo.

ISWC ', 19 Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Wearable Computers. New York, NY, 2019. p. 135-144.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearchpeer-review

Luzhnica, G & Veas, E 2019, Boosting word recognition for vibrotactile skin reading. in ISWC ', 19 Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Wearable Computers. New York, NY, pp. 135-144, 23rd International Symposium on Wearable Computers, London, United Kingdom, 9/09/19. https://doi.org/10.1145/3341163.3347715
Luzhnica G, Veas E. Boosting word recognition for vibrotactile skin reading. In ISWC ', 19 Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Wearable Computers. New York, NY. 2019. p. 135-144 https://doi.org/10.1145/3341163.3347715
Luzhnica, Granit ; Veas, Eduardo. / Boosting word recognition for vibrotactile skin reading. ISWC ', 19 Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Wearable Computers. New York, NY, 2019. pp. 135-144
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