Kutner, David C. and Hadžidedić, Sunčica (2022) 'Vibration-based communication for deafblind people.', 2022 IEEE Haptics Symposium (HAPTICS) Santa Barbara, CA, 21-24 March 2022.
Deafblind people have both hearing and visual impairments, which makes communication with other people often dependent on expensive technologies e.g., Braille displays, or on caregivers acting as interpreters. This paper presents Morse I/O (MIO), a vibrotactile interface for Android, evaluated through experiments and interviews with deafblind participants. MIO was shown to enable consistent text entry and recognition after only a few hours of practice. The participants were willing to continue using the interface, although there were perceived difficulties in learning to use it. Overall, MIO is a cost-effective, portable interface for deafblind people without access to Braille displays or similar.
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|Publisher Web site:||https://doi.org/10.1109/HAPTICS52432.2022.9765570|
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|Date deposited:||12 May 2022|
|Date of first online publication:||05 May 2022|
|Date first made open access:||12 May 2022|
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