A vibrotactile interface to motivate movement for children with severe to profound disabilities

Manresa-Yee, Cristina and Morrison, Ann and Larsen, Jeppe V. and Varona, Javier (2014) A vibrotactile interface to motivate movement for children with severe to profound disabilities. In: 15th International Conference on Human Computer Interaction (INTERACCION 2014), 10-12 Sept 2014, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain.


V-Sense is a vibrotactile interface that encourages children with severe or profound cognitive, sensory and physical impairments to move. The interface makes use of touch, in particular vibrations, as a supportive function to motivate users' actions. Specifically, we propose a vibrotactile interface on the arm and around the shoulder using the saltation perceptual illusion to induce movement of the corresponding joint. In this paper we describe the design principles of the interface and the proposed experimental design to evaluate it.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2017 01:44
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 23:46
Uncontrolled Keywords: vibrotactile interface; children with special needs; interactive environment; user interface
Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080602 Computer-Human Interaction
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4608 Human-centred computing > 460806 Human-computer interaction
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2662253.2662263
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/31308

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