First Insights with a Vibrotactile Interface for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Cristina Manresa-Yee, Ann Morrison, Joan Jordi Muntaner

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Abstract

Designing and evaluating interactive systems for users with multiple disabilities is a challenge due to their cognitive, sensory, physical and behavioral conditions. Vibrotactile interfaces to motivate users’ actions exist for users with hearing and sight impairments, but there are hardly any for users with multiple disabilities. We developed V-Sense, a vibrotactile interface that encourages children with multiple disabilities to move their arms by using vibrations and exploiting the saltation perceptual illusion. In this paper we describe our initial experience evaluating the interface with 5 children for 7 weeks and we discuss the first insights concerning the use of the interface and the difficulties encountered while conducting the evaluation sessions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI EA '15 Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference : Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2015
Pages905-910
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-3146-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventSIGCHI 2015 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 18 Apr 201524 Apr 2015

Conference

ConferenceSIGCHI 2015 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period18/04/201524/04/2015

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