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Gaze tracking haptic user interface for the blind

Grant


Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • This project is aimed at the development of a human computer interface that enables the computer screen to be perceived by the blind. This is achieved by defining a large virtual computer screen in front of the user and by tracking the userâ¬"s head pose to obtain the 'gaze' position on the virtual screen. The screen content or graphical component at the gaze position is indicated to the user via vibrations delivered to the fingers. By using the vibration frequency to indicate the type of screen object at the gaze position the user is able to 'visualise' the screen content, including the location of graphical components, and can exercise point-and-click and drag-and-drop control of the graphical user interface.

Date/time Interval


  • 2008

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP0881180

Local Award Id


  • 9675

Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • This project is aimed at the development of a human computer interface that enables the computer screen to be perceived by the blind. This is achieved by defining a large virtual computer screen in front of the user and by tracking the userâ¬"s head pose to obtain the 'gaze' position on the virtual screen. The screen content or graphical component at the gaze position is indicated to the user via vibrations delivered to the fingers. By using the vibration frequency to indicate the type of screen object at the gaze position the user is able to 'visualise' the screen content, including the location of graphical components, and can exercise point-and-click and drag-and-drop control of the graphical user interface.

Date/time Interval


  • 2008

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP0881180

Local Award Id


  • 9675