A Concept for Re-Useable Interactive Tactile Reliefs

Andreas Reichinger, Anton Fuhrmann, Stefan Maierhofer, Werner Purgathofer
A Concept for Re-Useable Interactive Tactile Reliefs
In A Concept for Re-Useable Interactive Tactile Reliefs. 2016.
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Abstract

We introduce a concept for a relief-printer, a novel production method for tactile reliefs, that allows to reproduce bas-reliefs of several centimeters height difference. In contrast to available methods, this printer will have a much smaller preparation time, and does not consume material nor produce waste, since it is based on a re-usable medium, suitable for temporary printouts. Second, we sketch a concept for the autonomous, interactive exploration of tactile reliefs, in the form of a gesture-controlled audio guide, based on recent depth cameras. Especially the combination of both approaches promises rapid tactile accessibility to 2.5D spatial information in a home or education setting, to on-line resources, or as a kiosk installation in museums.

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@inproceedings{Reichinger_Fuhrmann_2016,
  title =      "A Concept for Re-Useable Interactive Tactile Reliefs",
  author =     "Andreas Reichinger and Anton Fuhrmann and Stefan Maierhofer
               and Werner Purgathofer",
  year =       "2016",
  abstract =   "We introduce a concept for a relief-printer, a novel
               production method for tactile reliefs, that allows to
               reproduce bas-reliefs of several centimeters height
               difference. In contrast to available methods, this printer
               will have a much smaller preparation time, and does not
               consume material nor produce waste, since it is based on a
               re-usable medium, suitable for temporary printouts. Second,
               we sketch a concept for the autonomous, interactive
               exploration of tactile reliefs, in the form of a
               gesture-controlled audio guide, based on recent depth
               cameras. Especially the combination of both approaches
               promises rapid tactile accessibility to 2.5D spatial   
               information in a home or education setting, to on-line
               resources, or as a kiosk installation in museums.",
  booktitle =  "A Concept for Re-Useable Interactive Tactile Reliefs",
  journal =    "ICCHP 2016, Part II",
  URL =        "https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2016/Reichinger_Fuhrmann_2016/",
}