This paper is dedicated to the augmentation of standard pointing devices to provide a simple symbolical form of tactile feedback. Several prototypes and applications have been developed to show the feasibility of the approach. The final goal of the study is to evaluate how simple tactile devices can be used by non blind people in conjunction with vision.
This paper presents TactiMote, a remote control with tactile feedback designed for navigating in long lists and catalogues. TactiMote integrates a joystick that allows 2D interaction with the thumb and a Braille cell that provides tactile feedback. This feedback is intended to help the selection task in novice mode and to allow for fast eyes-free navigation… (More)