The Community for Technology Leaders
RSS Icon
Subscribe
Issue No.01 - January-March (2007 vol.14)
pp: 62-72
Konstantinos Moustakas , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Informatics and Telematics Institute, Thessaloniki
Georgios Nikolakis , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Informatics and Telematics Institute, Thessaloniki
Konstantinos Kostopoulos , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Informatics and Telematics Institute, Thessaloniki
Dimitrios Tzovaras , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Informatics and Telematics Institute, Thessaloniki
Michael G. Strintzis , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Informatics and Telematics Institute, Thessaloniki
ABSTRACT
We introduce a force-field haptic rendering method for converting visual data to haptic data. The method includes a novel framework to convert specialized 3D map models into force fields. We generate the final force fields by using structure from motion and implicit surface approximation algorithms. Visually impaired people then can learn to navigate with these maps, using off-the-shelf haptic
INDEX TERMS
Haptic rendering, structure from motion, blind users, force field, implicit surface approximation, and 3D maps
CITATION
Konstantinos Moustakas, Georgios Nikolakis, Konstantinos Kostopoulos, Dimitrios Tzovaras, Michael G. Strintzis, "Haptic Rendering of Visual Data for the Visually Impaired", IEEE MultiMedia, vol.14, no. 1, pp. 62-72, January-March 2007, doi:10.1109/MMUL.2007.10
6 ms
(Ver 2.0)

Marketing Automation Platform Marketing Automation Tool