CyARM – Interactive Device for Environment Recognition Using a Non-visual Modality
The purpose of this research is to develop an interactive device for environment recognition, which uses senses other than vision. At present there is no interactive device with which a person who is visually handicapped can gain an intuitive impression of the external world. Our device, which we have named CyARM, has a mechanism that controls the motion of a visually impaired person’s arm according to information about distance gathered by an ultrasonic sensor. We refined the features of CyARM through experimentation. The user can identify not only the existence of an object, but also its form.
KeywordsJoint Attention Ultrasonic Sensor Blind People Interactive Device Blind User
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