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Using dielectric stack actuators for blind navigation with a tactile computer mouse

Kauer, Michaela and Röbig, Sinja and Maus, Holger and Mößinger, Holger and Bruder, Ralph (2015):
Using dielectric stack actuators for blind navigation with a tactile computer mouse.
In: Proceedings 19th Triennial Congress of the IEA, Melbourne (Australien), 09.-14.08.2015, [Conference or Workshop Item]

Abstract

In the field of human-computer interaction most information is transported visually to the user. Within this paper, a study is presented in which the participants had the task to navigate through a path on a screen without eye-contact. Instead, they used a mouse which guided the participants by tactile feedback (vibration). This tactile feedback was given with the help of dielectric elastomer stack actuators. Within the study two different actuator layouts for tactile feedback were compared. It turned out, that most people were able to navigate the path within 90 seconds without having eye-contact to the screen and that an actuator layout which supports the differentiation between the single actuators is preferred over a layout with increased actuator sizes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2015
Creators: Kauer, Michaela and Röbig, Sinja and Maus, Holger and Mößinger, Holger and Bruder, Ralph
Title: Using dielectric stack actuators for blind navigation with a tactile computer mouse
Language: English
Abstract:

In the field of human-computer interaction most information is transported visually to the user. Within this paper, a study is presented in which the participants had the task to navigate through a path on a screen without eye-contact. Instead, they used a mouse which guided the participants by tactile feedback (vibration). This tactile feedback was given with the help of dielectric elastomer stack actuators. Within the study two different actuator layouts for tactile feedback were compared. It turned out, that most people were able to navigate the path within 90 seconds without having eye-contact to the screen and that an actuator layout which supports the differentiation between the single actuators is preferred over a layout with increased actuator sizes.

Uncontrolled Keywords: tactile feedback, blind navigation, dielectric stack actuators, human computer interaction
Divisions: 16 Department of Mechanical Engineering
16 Department of Mechanical Engineering > Ergonomics (IAD)
18 Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
18 Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology > Institute for Electromechanical Design
Event Title: Proceedings 19th Triennial Congress of the IEA
Event Location: Melbourne (Australien)
Event Dates: 09.-14.08.2015
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2015 09:01
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