VIHapp: A wearable system to support blind skiing

Juan Haladjian, Maximilian Reif, Bernd Brügge

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Abstract

Many people who are blind or partially blind continue to enjoy alpine sports such as skiing and snowboarding. Because of their restricted visual perception, visually impaired (VI) skiers are usually accompanied by a ski guide. We present VIHapp, a system consisting of smart ski poles, smart armbands and an instrumented ski to enable communication between VI skiers and ski guides. Guides send commands to VI skiers by pressing a button on their ski poles. VI skiers receive commands in the form of vibrations on their armbands. The smart ski detects turns performed by VI skiers and sends notifications to the guide's smart ski poles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp/ISWC 2017 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages1033-1037
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450351904
DOIs
StatePublished - 11 Sep 2017
Event2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, UbiComp/ISWC 2017 - Maui, United States
Duration: 11 Sep 201715 Sep 2017

Publication series

NameUbiComp/ISWC 2017 - Adjunct Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers

Conference

Conference2017 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers, UbiComp/ISWC 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMaui
Period11/09/1715/09/17

Keywords

  • Blind
  • Ski
  • Sport
  • Turn recognition
  • Wearable

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