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Ahlmark, D. I. (2016). Haptic Navigation Aids for the Visually Impaired (ed.). (Doctoral dissertation). Paper presented at . : Luleå tekniska universitet
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2016 (engelsk)Doktoravhandling, med artikler (Annet vitenskapelig)
Alternativ tittel[sv]
Haptiska navigeringshjälpmedel för synskadade
Abstract [en]

Assistive technologies have improved the situation in society for visually impaired individuals.The rapid development the last decades have made both work and education much more accessible. Despite this, moving about independently is still a major challenge, one that at worst can lead to isolation and a decreased quality of life. To aid in the above task, devices exist to help avoid obstacles (notably the white cane), and navigation aids such as accessible GPS devices. The white cane is the quintessential aid and is much appreciated, but solutions trying to convey distance and direction to obstacles further away have not made a big impact among the visually impaired. Onefundamental challenge is how to present such information non-visually. Sounds and synthetic speech are typically utilised, but feedback through the sense of touch (haptics) is also used, often in the form of vibrations. Haptic feedback is appealing because it does not block or distort sounds from the environment that are important for non-visual navigation. Additionally, touch is a natural channel for information about surrounding objects, something the white cane so successfully utilises. This doctoral thesis explores the question above by presenting the development and evaluations of dierent types of haptic navigation aids. The goal has been to attain a simple user experience that mimics that of the white cane. The idea is that a navigation aid able to do this should have a fair chance of being successful on the market. Theevaluations of the developed prototypes have primarily been qualitative, focusing on judging the feasibility of the developed solutions. They have been evaluated at a very early stage, with visually impaired study participants.Results from the evaluations indicate that haptic feedback can lead to solutions that are both easy to understand and use. Since the evaluations were done at an early stage in the development, the participants have also provided valuable feedback regarding design and functionality. They have also noted many scenarios throughout their daily lives where such navigation aids would be of use.The thesis document these results, together with ideas and thoughts that have emerged and been tested during the development process. This information contributes to the body of knowledge on dierent means of conveying information about surrounding objects non-visually.

sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
Luleå tekniska universitet, 2016
Serie
Doctoral thesis / Luleå University of Technology 1 jan 1997 → …, ISSN 1402-1544
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Industriell elektronik
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-17225 (URN)243f98f0-f2ea-439d-83f6-ed6889bba6ab (Lokal ID)978-91-7583-605-8 (ISBN)978-91-7583-606-5 (ISBN)243f98f0-f2ea-439d-83f6-ed6889bba6ab (Arkivnummer)243f98f0-f2ea-439d-83f6-ed6889bba6ab (OAI)
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Seende rullstol
Merknad
Godkänd; 2016; 20160411 (danahl); Nedanstående person kommer att disputera för avläggande av teknologie doktorsexamen. Namn: Daniel Innala Ahlmark Ämne: Industriell elektronik /Industrial Electronics Avhandling: Haptic Navigation Aids for the Visually Impaired Opponent: Docent Charlotte Magnusson, Certec Avdelningen för rehabiliteringsteknik, Institutionen för designvetenskaper, Lunds tekniska högskola, Lund. Ordförande: Professor emeritus Kalevi Hyyppä, EISLAB, Institutionen för system- och rymdteknik, Luleå tekniska universitet, Luleå. Tid: Fredag 10 juni, 2016 kl 09.00 Plats: A109, Luleå tekniska universitetTilgjengelig fra: 2016-09-29 Laget: 2016-09-29 Sist oppdatert: 2017-11-24bibliografisk kontrollert
Ahlmark, D. I., Prellwitz, M., Röding, J., Nyberg, L. & Hyyppä, K. (2015). An Initial Field Trial of a Haptic Navigation System for Persons with a Visual Impairment (ed.). Paper presented at . Journal of Assistive Technologies, 9(4), 199-206
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Vise andre…
2015 (engelsk)Inngår i: Journal of Assistive Technologies, ISSN 1754-9450, E-ISSN 2042-8723, Vol. 9, nr 4, s. 199-206Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose– The purpose of this paper is to describe conceptions of feasibility of a haptic navigation system for persons with a visual impairment (VI). Design/methodology/approach– Six persons with a VI who were white cane users were tasked with traversing a predetermined route in a corridor environment using the haptic navigation system. To see whether white cane experience translated to using the system, the participants received no prior training. The procedures were video-recorded, and the participants were interviewed about their conceptions of using the system. The interviews were analyzed using content analysis, where inductively generated codes that emerged from the data were clustered together and formulated into categories. Findings– The participants quickly figured out how to use the system, and soon adopted their own usage technique. Despite this, locating objects was difficult. The interviews highlighted the desire to be able to feel at a distance, with several scenarios presented to illustrate current problems. The participants noted that their previous white cane experience helped, but that it nevertheless would take a lot of practice to master using this system. The potential for the device to increase security in unfamiliar environments was mentioned. Practical problems with the prototype were also discussed, notably the lack of auditory feedback. Originality/value– One novel aspect of this field trial is the way it was carried out. Prior training was intentionally not provided, which means that the findings reflect immediate user experiences. The findings confirm the value of being able to perceive things beyond the range of the white cane; at the same time, the participants expressed concerns about that ability. Another key feature is that the prototype should be seen as a navigation aid rather than an obstacle avoidance device, despite the interaction similarities with the white cane. As such, the intent is not to replace the white cane as a primary means of detecting obstacles.

Abstract [en]

Purpose: The purpose of the presented field trial was to describe conceptions of feasibility of a haptic navigation system for persons with a visual impairment.Design/methodology/approach: Six persons with a visual impairment who were white cane users were tasked with traversing a predetermined route in a corridor environment using the haptic navigation system. To see whether white cane experience translated to using the system, the participants received no prior training. The procedures were video-recorded, and the participants were interviewed about their conceptions of using the system. The interviews were analyzed using content analysis, where inductively generated codes that emerged from the data were clustered together and formulated into categories.Findings: The participants quickly figured out how to use the system, and soon adopted their own usage technique. Despite this, locating objects was difficult. The interviews highlighted the desire to be able to feel at a distance, with several scenarios presented to illustrate current problems. The participants noted that their previous white cane experience helped, but that it nevertheless would take a lot of practice to master using this system. The potential for the device to increase security in unfamiliar environments was mentioned. Practical problems with the prototype were also discussed, notably the lack of auditory feedback. Originality/value: One novel aspect of this field trial is the way it was carried out. Prior training was intentionally not provided, which means that the findings reflect immediate user experiences. The findings confirm the value of being able to perceive things beyond the range of the white cane; at the same time, the participants expressed concerns about that ability. Another key feature is that the prototype should be seen as a navigation aid rather than an obstacle avoidance device, despite the interaction similarities with the white cane. As such, the intent is not to replace the white cane as a primary means of detecting obstacles.

HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Industriell elektronik; Arbetsterapi; Fysioterapi
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-9514 (URN)10.1108/JAT-01-2015-0002 (DOI)2-s2.0-84946825898 (Scopus ID)82b7a0dc-20a7-44fa-9ca3-e4b39bf01ff8 (Lokal ID)82b7a0dc-20a7-44fa-9ca3-e4b39bf01ff8 (Arkivnummer)82b7a0dc-20a7-44fa-9ca3-e4b39bf01ff8 (OAI)
Prosjekter
Seende rullstol
Merknad
Validerad; 2015; Nivå 1; 20150520 (danahl)Tilgjengelig fra: 2016-09-29 Laget: 2016-09-29 Sist oppdatert: 2018-07-10bibliografisk kontrollert
Ahlmark, D. I. & Hyyppä, K. (2015). Presentation of Spatial Information in Navigation Aids for the Visually Impaired (ed.). Paper presented at . Journal of Assistive Technologies, 9(3), 174-181
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2015 (engelsk)Inngår i: Journal of Assistive Technologies, ISSN 1754-9450, E-ISSN 2042-8723, Vol. 9, nr 3, s. 174-181Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The purpose of this article is to present some guidelines on how different means of information presentation can be used when conveying spatial information non-visually. The aim is to further the understanding of the qualities navigation aids for visually impaired individuals should possess.Design/methodology/approach: A background in non-visual spatial perception is provided, and existing commercial and non-commercial navigation aids are examined from a user interaction perspective, based on how individuals with a visual impairment perceive and understand space.Findings: The discussions on non-visual spatial perception and navigation aids lead to some user interaction design suggestions. Originality/value: This paper examines navigation aids from the perspective of non-visual spatial perception. The presented design suggestions can serve as basic guidelines for the design of such solutions.

HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Industriell elektronik
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-3969 (URN)10.1108/JAT-10-2014-0025 (DOI)2-s2.0-84943192143 (Scopus ID)1d1775e8-d3d1-4b4c-acbd-6c6075ba7e0b (Lokal ID)1d1775e8-d3d1-4b4c-acbd-6c6075ba7e0b (Arkivnummer)1d1775e8-d3d1-4b4c-acbd-6c6075ba7e0b (OAI)
Prosjekter
Seende rullstol
Merknad
Validerad; 2015; Nivå 1; 20150519 (danahl)Tilgjengelig fra: 2016-09-29 Laget: 2016-09-29 Sist oppdatert: 2018-07-10bibliografisk kontrollert
Ahlmark, D. I., van Deventer, J. & Hyyppä, K. (2014). Hand-held navigation aid for visually impaired using haptic feedback (ed.). In: (Ed.), : . Paper presented at Medicinteknikdagarna 2014 : 14/10/2014 - 16/10/2014.
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2014 (engelsk)Konferansepaper, Oral presentation only (Annet vitenskapelig)
Abstract [en]

The white cane is used by many visually impaired individuals as the primary aid for avoiding obstacles. In this it is unparalleled, but it cannot provide a large-scale view of the surroundings the way vision does. This makes navigating independently a challenge for the visually impaired. We are developing the Virtual White Cane (VWC), a device that uses sensors and haptic technologies to complement the limited view of the cane. Sensors makes it possible to probe obstacles far beyond the range of the white cane, and haptic feedback is familiar to users of the regular cane. The purpose of this device is to act as a complement to the standard cane, providing information about the surroundings that are beyond the cane's reach. This kind of extended view not only helps in anticipating obstacles, but also to navigate. The presentation will focus on the hardware of the currently developed prototype, in addition to some initial user experiences.

HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Industriell elektronik
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-37212 (URN)b29e8a78-dbd1-4021-aad5-d79103727934 (Lokal ID)b29e8a78-dbd1-4021-aad5-d79103727934 (Arkivnummer)b29e8a78-dbd1-4021-aad5-d79103727934 (OAI)
Konferanse
Medicinteknikdagarna 2014 : 14/10/2014 - 16/10/2014
Prosjekter
Seende rullstol
Merknad

Godkänd; 2014; 20140923 (danahl)

Tilgjengelig fra: 2016-10-03 Laget: 2016-10-03 Sist oppdatert: 2017-11-25bibliografisk kontrollert
Ahlmark, D. I. (2014). The Development of a Virtual White Cane Using a Haptic Interface (ed.). (Licentiate dissertation). Paper presented at . : Luleå tekniska universitet
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>The Development of a Virtual White Cane Using a Haptic Interface
2014 (engelsk)Licentiatavhandling, med artikler (Annet vitenskapelig)
Abstract [en]

For millions of visually impaired individuals worldwide, independent navigation is a major challenge. The white cane can be used to avoid obstacles close-by, but it does not aid in navigation as it is difficult to get a large-scale view of the environment. Technological aids have been developed, notably ones based on GPS, but they have not been widely adopted. This thesis approaches the problem from different perspectives. Firstly, current navigation aids are examined from a user-interaction perspective, leading to some design guidelines on how to present spatial information non-visually. Secondly, a prototype of a new navigation aid (the Virtual White Cane) is proposed, and a field trial with visually impaired participants is described. The idea behind the Virtual White Cane is to utilise the intuitive way humans avoid obstacles by touch, and specifically to leverage the experience white cane users already have. This is accomplished by scanning the environment with a laser rangefinder, and presenting the range information using a haptic interface. The regular white cane is easy to use because it behaves like an extended arm, and so does the Virtual White Cane, albeit working at a much greater distance than the regular cane. A field trial with six experienced white cane users was conducted to assess the feasibility of this kind of interaction. The participants carried out a trial procedure where they traversed a prepared environment using the Virtual White Cane. They did not receive extensive training prior to the trial, the point being that if the Virtual White Cane behaves like a regular one, it should be quick to learn for a white cane user. The results show that spatial information can be feasibly conveyed using a haptic interface. This is demonstrated by the ease with which the field trial participants familiarised themselves with the system, notably adopting a similar usage pattern. In interviews that were conducted following the trial procedures, the participants expressed interest in the idea and thought that being a white cane user helped them use the Virtual White Cane. Despite knowing how to operate the system, the participants found locating objects to be difficult. An extended training period would likely have made this easier, but this problem could also be lessened by understanding what model parameters (such as the length of the virtual cane) should be used.

sted, utgiver, år, opplag, sider
Luleå tekniska universitet, 2014
Serie
Licentiate thesis / Luleå University of Technology, ISSN 1402-1757
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Industriell elektronik
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-16944 (URN)0d8ab4f3-575f-4092-a7a5-239ce749b286 (Lokal ID)978-91-7439-874-8 (ISBN)978-91-7439-875-5 (ISBN)0d8ab4f3-575f-4092-a7a5-239ce749b286 (Arkivnummer)0d8ab4f3-575f-4092-a7a5-239ce749b286 (OAI)
Prosjekter
Seende rullstol
Merknad
Godkänd; 2014; 20140227 (danahl); Nedanstående person kommer att hålla licentiatseminarium för avläggande av teknologie licentiatexamen. Namn: Daniel Innala Ahlmark Ämne: Industriell elektronik/Industrial Electronics Uppsats: The Development of a Virtual White Cane Using a Haptic Interface Examinator: Professor emeritus Kalevi Hyyppä, Institutionen för system- och rymdteknik, Luleå tekniska universitet Diskutant: Docent Charlotte Magnusson, Certec, Institutionen för designvetenskaper, Lunds tekniska högskola Tid: Fredag den 4 april 2014 kl 14.00 Plats: A109, Luleå tekniska universitet För Tekniska fakultetsnämndenTilgjengelig fra: 2016-09-29 Laget: 2016-09-29 Sist oppdatert: 2017-11-24bibliografisk kontrollert
Ahlmark, D. I., Fredriksson, H. & Hyyppä, K. (2013). Obstacle Avoidance Using Haptics and a Laser Rangefinder (ed.). In: (Ed.), (Ed.), 2013 IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts: Tokya, Japan, 7-9 Nov 2013. Paper presented at IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts : 07/11/2013 - 09/11/2013 (pp. 76-81). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Communications Society
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2013 (engelsk)Inngår i: 2013 IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts: Tokya, Japan, 7-9 Nov 2013, Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Communications Society, 2013, s. 76-81Konferansepaper, Publicerat paper (Fagfellevurdert)
Abstract [en]

In its current form, the white cane has been used by visually impaired people for almost a century. It is one of the most basic yet useful navigation aids, mainly because of its simplicity and intuitive usage. For people who have a motion impairment in addition to a visual one, requiring a wheelchair or a walker, the white cane is impractical, leading to human assistance being a necessity. This paper presents the prototype of a virtual white cane using a laser rangefinder to scan the environment and a haptic interface to present this information to the user. Using the virtual white cane, the user is able to "poke" at obstacles several meters ahead and without physical contact with the obstacle. By using a haptic interface, the interaction is very similar to how a regular white cane is used. This paper also presents the results from an initial field trial conducted with six people with a visual impairment.

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Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Communications Society, 2013
Serie
Conference Proceedings (IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts), ISSN 2162-7568
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Industriell elektronik
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-31485 (URN)10.1109/ARSO.2013.6705509 (DOI)2-s2.0-84894193992 (Scopus ID)5ab4784d-bcfe-4f26-a744-9dc52f0ac3ce (Lokal ID)978-1-4799-2368-7 (ISBN)5ab4784d-bcfe-4f26-a744-9dc52f0ac3ce (Arkivnummer)5ab4784d-bcfe-4f26-a744-9dc52f0ac3ce (OAI)
Konferanse
IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts : 07/11/2013 - 09/11/2013
Prosjekter
Seende rullstol
Merknad
Godkänd; 2013; 20130923 (danahl)Tilgjengelig fra: 2016-09-30 Laget: 2016-09-30 Sist oppdatert: 2018-07-10bibliografisk kontrollert
Ahlmark, D. I., Prellwitz, M., Röding, J., Nyberg, L. & Hyyppä, K. (2013). Virtuell vit käpp för den seende rullstolen (ed.). Paper presented at Medicinteknikdagarna 2013 : 01/10/2013 - 02/10/2013. Paper presented at Medicinteknikdagarna 2013 : 01/10/2013 - 02/10/2013.
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Vise andre…
2013 (svensk)Konferansepaper, Oral presentation only (Annet vitenskapelig)
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Industriell elektronik; Arbetsterapi; Sjukgymnastik
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-34503 (URN)8b88c4f6-5b07-4a51-ac73-b7194b8cc7eb (Lokal ID)8b88c4f6-5b07-4a51-ac73-b7194b8cc7eb (Arkivnummer)8b88c4f6-5b07-4a51-ac73-b7194b8cc7eb (OAI)
Konferanse
Medicinteknikdagarna 2013 : 01/10/2013 - 02/10/2013
Prosjekter
Seende rullstol
Merknad
Godkänd; 2013; 20130926 (danahl)Tilgjengelig fra: 2016-09-30 Laget: 2016-09-30 Sist oppdatert: 2018-04-23bibliografisk kontrollert
Hyyppä, K., Fredriksson, H., Innala Ahlmark, D., Nyberg, L., Prellwitz, M. & Röding, J. (2012). Projekt: Seende rullstol. Paper presented at .
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Vise andre…
2012 (svensk)Annet (Annet (populærvitenskap, debatt, mm))
Abstract [sv]

Projektet syftar till att göra det möjligt för personer med funktionsnedsättning, som inte själva har full förmåga att styra en rullstol, att ändå nyttja den. Sensorer på rullstolen upptäcker automatiskt hinder i omgivningen och ger därmed den rörelsehindrade hjälp med styrningen.En virtuell blindkäpp som består av en haptisk robotarm kopplad till en laser som mäter avstånd till föremål i omgivningen har även tagits fram. Utifrån informationen skapas en 3D-bild som brukaren av den virtuella blindkäppen kan känna på med robotarmen.Fortsatt forskning kommer att fokusera på den virtuella vita käppen som kommer att ha en mycket längre räckvidd än en vanlig vit käpp. Vi avser att göra den handhållen så att rullstolen inte behövs som bärare av laserskanner och haptisk robot. En mycket viktig del i vår forskning är att åstadkomma en bra användarupplevelse. Synskadade, som har stor erfarenhet av den vanlig vita käppen, skall snabbt lära sig att använda den virtuella vita käppen.

HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Industriell elektronik; Sjukgymnastik; Arbetsterapi
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-36300 (URN)e9ee53e4-fa73-4e3c-9ff9-83ce7cca6389 (Lokal ID)e9ee53e4-fa73-4e3c-9ff9-83ce7cca6389 (Arkivnummer)e9ee53e4-fa73-4e3c-9ff9-83ce7cca6389 (OAI)
Merknad

Publikationer: Den seende rullstolen; Obstacle Avoidance Using Haptics and a Laser Rangefinder; Virtuell vit käpp för den seende rullstolen; The Development of a Virtual White Cane Using a Haptic Interface; Presentation of Spatial Information in Navigation Aids for the Visually Impaired; Hand-held navigation aid for visually impaired using haptic feedback; An Initial Field Trial of a Haptic Navigation System for Persons with a Visual Impairment; Haptic Navigation Aids for the Visually Impaired; Status: Pågående; Period: 01/07/2011 → 30/06/2014

Tilgjengelig fra: 2016-09-30 Laget: 2016-09-30 Sist oppdatert: 2018-04-23bibliografisk kontrollert
Ahlmark, D. I., Fredriksson, H. & Hyyppä, K. (2011). Den seende rullstolen (ed.). Paper presented at Medicinteknikdagarna 2011 : 11/10/2011 - 12/10/2011. Paper presented at Medicinteknikdagarna 2011 : 11/10/2011 - 12/10/2011.
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2011 (svensk)Konferansepaper, Oral presentation only (Annet vitenskapelig)
Abstract [en]

In its current form, the white cane has been used by visually impaired people for almost a hundred years. It is an intuitive device that helps visually impaired people navigate independently. For people who, in addition to a visual impairment, also have impaired movement, this independence is not as certain. If a wheelchair or a walker is needed, human assistance might be a necessity.MICA (Mobile Internet Connected Assistant) is a computerized wheelchair that has been equipped with a laser rangefinder that can measure the distance to obstacles in the environment. This information has been used to make the wheelhair able to drive on its own, avoiding obstacles, so that users unable to drive a wheelchair themselves are able to use it.The latest addition to MICA - a virtual white cane - allows visually impaired wheelchair users to virtually touch obstacles in their environment, and thus navigate in a similar way to those using a regular white cane. This is accomplished by generating a simplified 3D model based on the data acquired from the laser rangefinder, and sending this data to a haptic device, allowing users to feel the 3D model.The virtual white cane is still in an early development stage. The first test drive of MICA with the virtual white cane (together known as "The Sighted Wheelchair") was performed on 2011-05-10. A short video called "The Sighted Wheelchair" can be found on YouTube.Future work will focus on developing the software that communicates with the laser rangefinder and the haptic device to improve the user experience. Efforts will also be made to overcome the limitations of the laser rangefinder, improving the 3D model.

Abstract [sv]

Den vita käppen har använts av synskadade i snart hundra år. Den är ett intuitivt hjälpmedel med vars hjälp en synskadad person självständigt kan ta sig fram. För rörelsehindrade personer som också är synskadade är denna självständighet inte lika självklar. Om en rullstol eller rollator behövs blir käppen opraktisk, vilket innebär att mänsklig assistans kan bli nödvändig.MICA (Mobile Internet Connected Assistant) är en datoriserad rullstol som utrustats med en laserskanner som, i laserns svep-plan, mäter avstånd till hinder i omgivningen. Denna information har använts för att bland annat få rullstolen att på egen hand ta sig runt hinder, med avsikten att användare som inte har full förmåga att styra en rullstol ändå skall kunna använda den.Med det senaste tillskottet till MICA – en virtuell vit käpp – är tanken att synskadade personer med begränsad rörelseförmåga skall kunna känna sig fram i sin omgivning och därmed navigera självständigt. Detta åstadkoms genom att laserns mätningar av omgivningen genererar en förenklad 3D-modell av omgivningen. Denna modell skickas sedan till en haptisk robot som gör det möjligt för brukaren att känna på det lasern mäter upp, och på så vis upptäcka hinder på samma sätt som med en vanlig käpp.Utvecklingen av den virtuella vita käppen är ännu i sitt inledningsskede. Första offentliga demonstrationen av MICA utrustad med den virtuella käppen, även kallad ”Den seende rullstolen”, skedde 2011-05-10. En kort film om ”The sighted wheelchair” finns nu YouTube. Fortsatt arbete kommer bestå i att vidareutveckla mjukvaran som kommunicerar med lasern och roboten för att få en bättre användarupplevelse, samt att kringgå laserns begränsning att bara mäta i ett plan så att en mer realistisk modell av omgivningen kan byggas upp.

HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
Industriell elektronik
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-35227 (URN)9adbb0cd-b9db-4d33-8322-3a14809ae4a4 (Lokal ID)9adbb0cd-b9db-4d33-8322-3a14809ae4a4 (Arkivnummer)9adbb0cd-b9db-4d33-8322-3a14809ae4a4 (OAI)
Konferanse
Medicinteknikdagarna 2011 : 11/10/2011 - 12/10/2011
Prosjekter
Seende rullstol
Merknad
Godkänd; 2011; 20121121 (danahl)Tilgjengelig fra: 2016-09-30 Laget: 2016-09-30 Sist oppdatert: 2017-11-25bibliografisk kontrollert
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