Comparing two haptic interfaces for multimodal graph rendering

Yu, W. and Brewster, S.A. (2002) Comparing two haptic interfaces for multimodal graph rendering. In: 10th Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, Orlando, USA, 24-25 March 2002, pp. 3-9. ISBN 0769514898 (doi:10.1109/HAPTIC.2002.998934)



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This paper describes the evaluation of two multimodal interfaces designed to provide visually impaired people with access to various types of graphs. The interfaces consist of audio and haptics which is rendered on commercially available force feedback devices. This study compares the usability of two force feedback devices: the SensAble PHANToM and the Logitech WingMan force feedback mouse in representing graphical data. The type of graph used in the experiment is the bar chart under two experimental conditions: single mode and multimodal. The results show that PHANToM provides better performance in the haptic only condition. However, no significant difference has been found between the two devices in the multimodal condition. This has confirmed the advantages of using multimodal approach in our research and that low-cost haptic devices can be successful. This paper introduces our evaluation approach and discusses the findings of the experiment.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Brewster, Professor Stephen
Authors: Yu, W., and Brewster, S.A.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Publisher:IEEE Computer Society
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2002 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
First Published:First published in Proceedings: 10th Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems: Haptics 2002: 24-25 March 2002 Orlando, Florida
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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