Integrating Haptic Feedback to Pedestrian Navigation Applications


Jacob, Ricky and Mooney, Peter and Corcoran, Padraig and Winstanley, Adam C. (2011) Integrating Haptic Feedback to Pedestrian Navigation Applications. In: GISRUK 2011: GIS Research UK 19th Annual Conference, 27-29 April 2011, Portsmouth.

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Abstract

The development of a haptic-feedback enabled mobile application for pedestrian routing is described. One of the challenges presented to users of pedestrian navigation applications on mobile devices is the requirement that the user continuously interacts with the visual interface on the mobile device. Haptic feedback or haptics, is a technology that uses forced feedback, vibrations and/or motions to the user which are interpreted using our sense of touch. The haptic user interface, in our application, on a mobile device provides unobtrusive feedback in the form of vibration alarms to assist the user in navigating from one point to the other. The user can hold the mobile device discretely in their hand without the need to view the screen. For spatial data the OpenStreetMap (OSM) database is used while the Cloudmade routing API is used as the routing engine.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Haptics; pedestrian navigation; paths; spatial data;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
Item ID: 4929
Depositing User: Dr. Adam Winstanley
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2014 15:21
Refereed: Yes
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