Development of interactive system for visually impaired using a tactile device

Kazuki Harada, Keisuke Usuda, Jose E. Oliveira, Juliene I.F. Moreira, Michiko Ohkura

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Even though some studies have confirmed that visually impaired people have superior tactile sensation abilities, few systems based on these advantages have exploited. In this study, we developed and evaluated an interactive system that utilizes the superior abilities of the visually impaired to increase their enjoyment in a video game application. We employed the TECHTILE toolkit as a device to output tactile sensations and developed an interactive system with several types of tactile sensations. We created a system that has 3D content and a story using Unity and experimentally evaluated it.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Ergonomics Modeling, Usability
EditorsMarcelo Soares, Tareq Z. Ahram, Christianne Falcao
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783319416847
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventInternational Conference on Ergonomics Modeling, Usability and Special Populations, AHFE 2016 - Walt Disney World, United States
Duration: 2016 Jul 272016 Jul 31

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


OtherInternational Conference on Ergonomics Modeling, Usability and Special Populations, AHFE 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWalt Disney World


  • Interactive system introduction
  • TECHTILE toolkit
  • Tactile sensation
  • Visually impaired

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • General Computer Science

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