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GentleGuide: An Exploration of Haptic Output for Indoors Pedestrian Guidance

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This paper describes an investigation into how haptic output can be used to deliver guidance to pedestrians, who do not have any particular disability, to find their way to a particular destination indoors, e.g., a room in a hospital. A prototype device called GentleGuide was designed iteratively, resolving several design issues for the use of haptic output. GentleGuide has been assessed experimentally. Our conclusion is that haptic output offers significant promise both in improving performance and in reducing the disruptiveness of technology. A negative aspect of exclusively relying on a device like GentleGuide is the reduced location and orientation awareness by some participants.

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  • Pulse Train
  • Haptic Device
  • Prototype Device
  • Haptic Guidance
  • Haptic Modality

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Bosman, S., Groenendaal, B., Findlater, J.W., Visser, T., de Graaf, M., Markopoulos, P. (2003). GentleGuide: An Exploration of Haptic Output for Indoors Pedestrian Guidance. In: Chittaro, L. (eds) Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services. Mobile HCI 2003. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 2795. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-45233-1_28

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