Three-Dimensional Tactile Models for Blind People and Recognition of 3D Objects by Touch: Introduction to the Special Thematic Session

  • Yoshinori Teshima
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6180)


Blind people can recognize three-dimensional shapes through tactile sensations. Therefore, effective models are useful in tactile learning. In our special thematic session, we will focus upon three-dimensional tactile models which developed by using the most advanced technologies. Another focus of the special thematic session is devoted to the recognition mechanisms of 3D objects based on tactile information. This includes the problem to recognize the shapes of 3D objects from 2D tactile plane figures.


tactile sensation tactile learning tactile teaching teaching materials 3D tactile models in science 3D tactile models in mathematics 3D tactile models in art recognition mechanisms of 3D objects tactile plane figures 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshinori Teshima
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  1. 1.Advanced Manufacturing Research InstituteNational Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and TechnologyTsukubaJapan

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