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Pointing for non-visual orientation and navigation

Magnusson, Charlotte LU ; Molina, Miguel LU ; Rassmus-Gröhn, Kirsten LU and Szymczak, Delphine LU (2010) NordiCHI - Nordic conference on human-computer interaction In Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Extending Boundaries p.735-738
Abstract
People who have visual impairments may have difficulties navigating freely and without personal assistance, and some are even afraid to go out alone. Current navigation devices with non-visual feedback are quite expensive, few, and are in general focused on routing and target finding. We have developed a test prototype application running on the Android platform in which a user may scan for map information using the mobile phone as a pointing device to orient herself and to choose targets for navigation and be guided to them. It has previously been shown in proof of concept studies that scanning and pointing to get information about different locations, or to use it to be guided to a point, can be useful. In the present study we describe... (More)
People who have visual impairments may have difficulties navigating freely and without personal assistance, and some are even afraid to go out alone. Current navigation devices with non-visual feedback are quite expensive, few, and are in general focused on routing and target finding. We have developed a test prototype application running on the Android platform in which a user may scan for map information using the mobile phone as a pointing device to orient herself and to choose targets for navigation and be guided to them. It has previously been shown in proof of concept studies that scanning and pointing to get information about different locations, or to use it to be guided to a point, can be useful. In the present study we describe the design of PointNav, a prototype navigational application, and report initial results from a recent test with visually impaired and sighted users. (Less)
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Non-visual, interaction, navigation, GPS, compass, audio-haptic, augmented reality
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Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Extending Boundaries
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4 pages
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ACM
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NordiCHI - Nordic conference on human-computer interaction
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  • scopus:78650112538
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978-1-60558-934-3
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10.1145/1868914.1869017
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HaptiMap
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English
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  abstract     = {People who have visual impairments may have difficulties navigating freely and without personal assistance, and some are even afraid to go out alone. Current navigation devices with non-visual feedback are quite expensive, few, and are in general focused on routing and target finding. We have developed a test prototype application running on the Android platform in which a user may scan for map information using the mobile phone as a pointing device to orient herself and to choose targets for navigation and be guided to them. It has previously been shown in proof of concept studies that scanning and pointing to get information about different locations, or to use it to be guided to a point, can be useful. In the present study we describe the design of PointNav, a prototype navigational application, and report initial results from a recent test with visually impaired and sighted users.},
  author       = {Magnusson, Charlotte and Molina, Miguel and Rassmus-Gröhn, Kirsten and Szymczak, Delphine},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Extending Boundaries},
  isbn         = {978-1-60558-934-3},
  keyword      = {Non-visual,interaction,navigation,GPS,compass,audio-haptic,augmented reality},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {735--738},
  publisher    = {ACM},
  title        = {Pointing for non-visual orientation and navigation},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1868914.1869017},
  year         = {2010},
}