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Author Winstanley, Adam C. ♦ Corcoran, Padraig ♦ Mooney, Peter ♦ Jacob, Ricky
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Earth sciences
Subject Keyword Openstreetmap ♦ Pedestrian navigation ♦ Haptic feedback
Abstract Haptic technology, or haptics, is a tactile feedback technology that takes advantage of our sense of touch by applying forces, vibrations, and/or motions to the user through a device. Haptic enabled devices have recently gained much publicity in the computer games industry due to their ability to provide a more immersive experience. The use of haptic in the context of GIS and navigation assistance has not previously been considered. We present an overview of Haptic technologies and provide a commentary on how GIS and haptics may crossover and integrate. To demonstrate the potential of haptics for navigation assistance a simple case-study of using haptic feedback as a navigational assistant in pedestrian route planning software is presented. This case-study uses the OpenStreetMap(OSM) database and Cloudmade routing API.
Description Affiliation: NUI Maynooth, Co. Kildare., Ireland (Jacob, Ricky; Corcoran, Padraig; Winstanley, Adam C.) || Environmental Research Center, Clonskeagh, Dublin, Ireland (Mooney, Peter)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-06-21
Publisher Place New York
Volume Number 2
Issue Number 3
Page Count 6
Starting Page 13
Ending Page 18

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Source: ACM Digital Library