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Srikulwong, M. and O'Neill, E. (2013) Wearable tactile display of directions for pedestrian navigation: Comparative lab and field evaluations. In: 2013 World Haptics Conference.


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We aim to contribute to the development of tactilebased pedestrian navigation systems that help users to navigate urban environments with minimal attention to the userdevice interface. This paper describes the design and evaluation of a prototype and reports findings from (i) a labbased study that directly compared features of two widely researched forms of tactile display: a waist belt and a back array; and (ii) a field evaluation which compared our prototype tactilebased navigation system (TactNav) with a visual mobile maps application (Nokia Maps™). Lab results indicated that the waist belt afforded significantly better performance than the back array across a wide range of metrics. Field results indicated that users' performance with the tactilebased system was equivalent to that with the visualbased system in terms of accuracy while route completion time was significantly faster with the tactilebased directional display.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: pedestrian; Tactile navigation; wearable
Subjects: Science and Technology > Computer Science
Divisions: Research Center > Research Support Office
Depositing User: Miss Niramol Sudkhanung
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2016 10:13
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2016 10:13
URI: http://eprints.utcc.ac.th/id/eprint/5673

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