“HAPMAP: Haptic Walking Navigation System with Support by the Sense of Handrail” by Imamura, Arakawa, Kamuro, Minamizawa and Tachi

  • ©Yuki Imamura, Hironori Arakawa, Sho Kamuro, Kouta Minamizawa, and Susumu Tachi

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    HAPMAP: Haptic Walking Navigation System with Support by the Sense of Handrail

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    In this study, we propose a method of displaying unaware-usage haptic sensation of navigation. People view a map when they visit an unfamiliar place, but when they are taken away their eyes from the map, their attention is diverted and margin of the heart. However, when we are relaxed and do not worry about getting lost, we can discover the intrinsic beauty of the unfamiliar land. Therefore, we have focused on the sense of touch and ensured security by using a support such as a wall or a handrail in the streets, along with the sense of touch. Therefore, we propose a haptic navigation system to release human eyes from the requirement of constantly looking into a map in order to enhance the experience of our daily walk or sightseeing.

    We designed and implemented a prototype of a navigation system for walking with support by the support of a wall or a handrail, which contains a haptic display that can direct the use in any direction and control of the haptic display with an analog value. We also implemented the system, which allows to automatically directing the course we set. We confirmed its effectiveness with respect to navigation.

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    Taro Maeda, Hideyuki Ando, Tomohiro Amemiya, Masahiko Inami, Naohisa Nagaya, Maki Sugimoto, “Shaking The World: Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation As A Novel Sensation Interface”, ACM SIGGRAPH 2005 Emerging Technologies, 2005.

    T. Amemiya, H. Ando and T. Maeda: “Lead-Me Interface” for a Pulling Sensation from Hand-held Devices, ACM Trans. On Applied Perception, Vol.5, No.4 (2008)


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©Yuki Imamura, Hironori Arakawa, Sho Kamuro, Kouta Minamizawa, and Susumu Tachi ©Yuki Imamura, Hironori Arakawa, Sho Kamuro, Kouta Minamizawa, and Susumu Tachi

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