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Haptic Perception of Material Properties and Implications for Applications
Perceiving the material properties of objects through touch is generally superior to the perception of shape. We review major material properties accessible through haptic interaction, along with… Expand
Towards Supporting Individuals with Situational Impairments in Inhospitable Environments
In this paper, we describe an approach to develop alerts for individuals experiencing situationally-induced impairments and disabilities (SIIDs) in inhospitable environments, with a view to support… Expand
Haptic Assistive Technology for Individuals who are Visually Impaired
- Dianne Pawluk, N. Bourbakis, N. Giudice, V. Hayward, M. Heller
- Computer Science, Medicine
- IEEE Trans. Haptics
- 1 July 2015
Presents a summary of the articles included in this issue of the publication that focus on haptic assistive technology for people that are visually impaired.
Addressing the Situational Impairments Encountered by Firefighters through the Design of Alerts
Situationally-induced impairments and disabilities (SIIDs) are experienced by a range of users. Firefighters can be impacted when performing tasks under the inhospitable conditions often present at… Expand
ACTIVE MOUSE FOR ACCESSING VIRTUAL TACTILE DIAGRAMS
- Alex Lazea, Dianne Pawluk
Traditionally raised line drawings produced on specialized paper are used to provide access to tactile diagrams, such as tactile maps, graphs or diagrams, to individuals who are blind or visually… Expand
Exploration of Multi-fingered Access to 2D Spatial Information
The use of touchscreen devices with tactile and/or auditory feedback is increasingly being considered for providing refreshable graphics for individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Typically,… Expand
The Momedemameter: An Affordable Preeclampsia Detector For Low Resource Environments.
- Dianne Pawluk, D. Burch, J. Strauss, T. Peng, A. Woodward
- Journal of medical devices
- 1 March 2009
BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia, a pregnancy-specific disorder, is the third leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide. METHOD OF APPROACH: To develop a device to detect preeclampsia in… Expand