Hapto-acoustic Scene Representation

  • Sebastian Ritterbusch
  • Angela Constantinescu
  • Volker Koch
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7383)


The use of the Phantom Omni force feedback device combined with sonification is evaluated in applications for visually impaired people such as medical engineering, numerical simulation, and architectural planning.


haptic acoustic force feedback sonification visually impaired 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sebastian Ritterbusch
    • 1
  • Angela Constantinescu
    • 2
  • Volker Koch
    • 3
  1. 1.Engineering Mathematics and Computing Lab.Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Study Centre for the Visually Impaired StudentsKarlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany
  3. 3.Building Lifecycle ManagementKarlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany

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