A COST-EFFECTIVE INDOOR VIBROTACTILE NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR THE BLIND

Marco Altini, Elisabetta Farella, Marco Pirini, Luca Benini

Abstract

This paper describes the development of an indoor vibrotactile navigation system for the visually impaired people. We aimed at realizing a wearable, low-cost, and effective system able to help blind users in unknown indoor environments that they might visit occasionally, such as hospitals, airports, museums, etc. The designed system implements a Bluetooth (BT) localization service, and provides wayfinding cues to the user by means of a wearable device equipped with five motors. The last part of our work describes early results obtained by the use of electroencephalographic (EEG) analysis to evaluate the vibrotactile feedback.

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Altini M., Farella E., Pirini M. and Benini L. (2011). A COST-EFFECTIVE INDOOR VIBROTACTILE NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR THE BLIND . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-34-8, pages 477-481. DOI: 10.5220/0003127504770481


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf11,
author={Marco Altini and Elisabetta Farella and Marco Pirini and Luca Benini},
title={A COST-EFFECTIVE INDOOR VIBROTACTILE NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR THE BLIND},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={477-481},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003127504770481},
isbn={978-989-8425-34-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2011)
TI - A COST-EFFECTIVE INDOOR VIBROTACTILE NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR THE BLIND
SN - 978-989-8425-34-8
AU - Altini M.
AU - Farella E.
AU - Pirini M.
AU - Benini L.
PY - 2011
SP - 477
EP - 481
DO - 10.5220/0003127504770481