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Haptics as a substitute for vision
Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2008 (English)In: Assistive technology for vision-impaired and blind, Springer, London , 2008, 137-169 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The chapter provides an overview of the functioning of the hand as a perceptual system and of the possibilities of substituting vision by haptics (traditionally called touch), both low-tech options, such as the long cane, the guide dog and braille, and high-tech options, such as haptic displays for orientation during walking and reading virtual maps.

The need to consider the natural functioning of haptics when developing technical aids if stressed.

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Springer, London , 2008. 137-169 p.
Keyword [en]
haptics, technical aids for the visually impaired
National Category
Applied Psychology
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-14521OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-14521DiVA: diva2:42292
Available from: 2008-01-30 Created: 2008-01-30

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