Wiimote as a Navigation tool for Pedestrians

Jacob, Ricky and Winstanley, Adam C. and Meenagh, Declan and Mac Aoidh, Eoin (2009) Wiimote as a Navigation tool for Pedestrians. In: CIICT 2009 : proceedings of the China-Ireland information and communications technologies conference. National University of Ireland Maynooth, Dept. of Computer Science, Maynooth, Ireland, pp. 23-24. ISBN 9780901519672

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Pedestrian Navigation requires effective communication between the mobile device and the user. The Mobile device should be able to give feedback to the user ensuring there is minimum input and attention of the user required. Mobile interaction for navigation has mostly been through the use of visual interfaces with maps and annotations. This paper describes a Multi-modal, haptic interface witb the visual interface of an OpenStreetMap on a mobile platform. The Wiimote is used as the haptic tool which will vibrate based on the navigation path to be taken by the user wit signals from the mobile application via a wireless connection using bluetooth.

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Additional Information: Research presented in this paper was funded by a Strategic Research Cluster grant (07lSRCA 1 168) by Science Foundation Ireland under the National Development Plan. The authors gratefully acknowledge this support.
Keywords: Multi-Modal; Haptic; OpenStreetMap; Wiimote; Pedestrian navigation;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > National Centre for Geocomputation, NCG
Item ID: 2542
Depositing User: CS Editor
Date Deposited: 25 May 2011 15:56
Publisher: National University of Ireland Maynooth, Dept. of Computer Science
Refereed: Yes
Funders: Science Foundation Ireland

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