Guided by Touch: Tactile Pedestrian Navigation


Jacob, Ricky and Mooney, Peter and Winstanley, Adam C. (2011) Guided by Touch: Tactile Pedestrian Navigation. In: MLBS '11 Proceedings of the 1st international workshop on Mobile location-based service. ACM, New York, pp. 11-20. ISBN 978-1-4503-0928-8

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Abstract

Haptics is a feedback technology that takes advantage of the human sense of touch by applying forces, vibrations, and/or motions to a haptic-enabled user device such as a mobile phone. In this paper we describe four haptic feedback-based prototypes for pedestrian navigation. Haptics is used to convey location, orientation, and distance information to users using pedestrian navigation applications. We compare the functionalities of four applications of haptics in such applications. Initial user trials have elicited positive responses from the users who see benefit in being provided with a “heads up” approach to mobile navigation.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Research in this paper is carried out as part of the Strategic Research Cluster grant (07/SRC/I1168) funded by Science Foundation Ireland under the National Development Plan. The authors gratefully acknowledge this support. The authors are also supported by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency STRIVE programme (grant 2008-FS-DM-14- S4)
Keywords: Haptic-feedback; pedestrian navigation; sense of touch; mobile devices; interfaces;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
Item ID: 4898
Identification Number: DOI: 10.1145/2025876.2025881
Depositing User: Dr. Adam Winstanley
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2014 10:45
Journal or Publication Title: MLBS '11 Proceedings of the 1st international workshop on Mobile location-based service
Publisher: ACM
Refereed: Yes
Funders: Science Foundation Ireland, Irish Environmental Protection Agency STRIVE programme
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