Investigating Interactions for Text Recognition using a Vibrotactile Wearable Display

Granit Luzhnica, Eduardo Veas

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Abstract

Vibrotactile skin-reading uses wearable vibrotactile displays to convey dynamically generated textual information. Such wearable displays have potential to be used in a broad range of applications. Nevertheless, the reading process is passive, and users have no control over the reading flow. To compensate for such drawback, this paper investigates what kind of interactions are necessary for vibrotactile skin reading and the modalities of such interactions. An interaction concept for skin reading was designed by taking into account the reading as a process. We performed a formative study with 22 participants to assess reading behaviour in word and sentence reading using a six-channel wearable vibrotactile display. Our study shows that word based interactions in sentence reading are more often used and preferred by users compared to character-based interactions and that users prefer gesture-based interaction for skin reading. Finally, we discuss how such wearable vibrotactile displays could be extended with sensors that would enable recognition of such gesture-based interaction. This paper contributes a set of guidelines for the design of wearable haptic displays for text communication.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publication23rd International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, ACM IUI
Pages453-465
Number of pages13
DOIs
StatusPublished - 2018

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Keywords

  • haptic interfaces
  • skin reading
  • vibrotactile display
  • wearable display
  • wearable technology
  • accessible technology
  • accessibility

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Luzhnica, G., & Veas, E. (2018). Investigating Interactions for Text Recognition using a Vibrotactile Wearable Display. In 23rd International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, ACM IUI (pp. 453-465) https://doi.org/10.1145/3172944.3172951

Investigating Interactions for Text Recognition using a Vibrotactile Wearable Display. / Luzhnica, Granit; Veas, Eduardo.

23rd International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, ACM IUI. 2018. p. 453-465.

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

Luzhnica, G & Veas, E 2018, Investigating Interactions for Text Recognition using a Vibrotactile Wearable Display. in 23rd International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, ACM IUI. pp. 453-465. https://doi.org/10.1145/3172944.3172951
Luzhnica G, Veas E. Investigating Interactions for Text Recognition using a Vibrotactile Wearable Display. In 23rd International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, ACM IUI. 2018. p. 453-465 https://doi.org/10.1145/3172944.3172951
Luzhnica, Granit ; Veas, Eduardo. / Investigating Interactions for Text Recognition using a Vibrotactile Wearable Display. 23rd International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, ACM IUI. 2018. pp. 453-465
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