Perceptive Supplementation for an Access to Graphical Interfaces

  • Mounia Ziat
  • Charles Lenay
  • Olivier Gapenne
  • John Stewart
  • Amal Ali Ammar
  • Dominique Aubert
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4554)

Abstract

Studies using the sensory substitution devices reveal that perceptive activity itself is embodied in a living body capable of movement and possessing its own spatial dimensions. To study the conditions of a prosthetic perception, we developed a minimal device, Tactos, which carries out a coupling between the pen of a graphics tablet and tactile sensory stimulators. This system allows subjects to explore virtual tactile pictures and is intended to give to blind people an access to computer graphics. We will present here experimental results regarding the different aspects of perception using this device.

Keywords

Sensory substitution haptic and tactile perception Perception/action coupling 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mounia Ziat
    • 1
  • Charles Lenay
    • 1
  • Olivier Gapenne
    • 1
  • John Stewart
    • 1
  • Amal Ali Ammar
    • 1
  • Dominique Aubert
    • 1
  1. 1.Costech, University of Technology of Compiegne, 60203 CompiegneFrance

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