Sensing Performance of a Vibrotactile Glove for Deaf-Blind People
AbstractThis paper presents a glove designed to assess the viability of communication between a deaf-blind user and his/her interlocutor through a vibrotactile device. This glove is part of the TactileCom system, where communication is bidirectional through a wireless link, so no contact is required between the interlocutors. Responsiveness is higher than with letter by letter wording. The learning of a small set of concepts is simpler and the amount learned can be increased at the user’s convenience. The number of stimulated fingers, the keying frequencies and finger response were studied. Message identification rate was 97% for deaf-blind individuals and 81% for control subjects. Identification by single-finger stimulation was better than by multiple-finger stimulation. The interface proved suitable for communication with deaf-blind individuals and can also be used in other conditions, such as multilingual or noisy environments. View Full-Text
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Carrera, A.; Alonso, A.; de la Rosa, R.; Abril, E.J. Sensing Performance of a Vibrotactile Glove for Deaf-Blind People. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 317.
Carrera A, Alonso A, de la Rosa R, Abril EJ. Sensing Performance of a Vibrotactile Glove for Deaf-Blind People. Applied Sciences. 2017; 7(4):317.Chicago/Turabian Style
Carrera, Albano; Alonso, Alonso; de la Rosa, Ramón; Abril, Evaristo J. 2017. "Sensing Performance of a Vibrotactile Glove for Deaf-Blind People." Appl. Sci. 7, no. 4: 317.
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