The feeling of color: A haptic feedback device for the visually disabled

Jonathan Tapson*, Javier Diaz, David Sander, Netta Gurari, Elisabetta Chicca, Philippe Pouliquen, Ralph Etienne-Cummings

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

10 Scopus citations

Abstract

We describe a sensory augmentation system designed to provide the visually disabled with a sense of color. Our system consists of a glove with short-range optical color sensors mounted on its fingertips, and a torso-worn belt on which tactors (haptic feedback actuators) are mounted. Each fingertip sensor detects the observed object's color. This information is encoded to the tactor through vibrations in respective locations and varying modulations. Early results suggest that detection of primary colors is possible with near 100% accuracy and moderate latency, with a minimum amount of training.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2008 IEEE-BIOCAS Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, BIOCAS 2008
Pages381-384
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event2008 IEEE-BIOCAS Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, BIOCAS 2008 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Nov 20 2008Nov 22 2008

Publication series

Name2008 IEEE-BIOCAS Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, BIOCAS 2008

Other

Other2008 IEEE-BIOCAS Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, BIOCAS 2008
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period11/20/0811/22/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The feeling of color: A haptic feedback device for the visually disabled'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Tapson, J., Diaz, J., Sander, D., Gurari, N., Chicca, E., Pouliquen, P., & Etienne-Cummings, R. (2008). The feeling of color: A haptic feedback device for the visually disabled. In 2008 IEEE-BIOCAS Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, BIOCAS 2008 (pp. 381-384). [4696954] (2008 IEEE-BIOCAS Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, BIOCAS 2008). https://doi.org/10.1109/BIOCAS.2008.4696954