Virtual reality navigation simulation for users who are blind

Tony Morelli, Kumar Yelamarthi, Ethan Coggins, Kevin Andrews, Ahmed Abdelgawad

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Abstract

Technology such as GPS equipped smart phones and voice commands have opened up navigation for users who are blind. However performing activities that others take for granted, such as crossing the street, is still an intense experience. Not all crosswalks are marked, drivers may not be paying attention, and noisy city environments may prevent any types of sonic feedback from being understood. This paper presents a pilot study investigating the use of haptic feedback and virtual reality to provide a non-visual navigation simulation. The system was installed in a public venue and users described their experience including one user who was blind.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 59th International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, MWSCAS 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509009169
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2 2016
Event59th IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, MWSCAS 2016 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Oct 16 2016Oct 19 2016

Publication series

NameMidwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Volume0
ISSN (Print)1548-3746

Conference

Conference59th IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, MWSCAS 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi
Period10/16/1610/19/16

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