Research and development on portable Braille display using shape memory alloy wires

Changan Jiang, Feng Zhao, Keiji Uchida, Hideyuki Sawada

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Abstract

In order to provide a portable Braille display for the blind and visually impaired, a novel compact device is developed by using shape memory alloy (SMA) wires. In details, according to the ability of transition between Martensite phase and the Austenite phase, SMA can expand and shrink depending on temperature. Using movement of SMA under different temperature, six compact SMA actuators which are settled in ring-like bandage and fixed on human fingers, are vibrated to stimulate human tactile sensation. Depending on optimal displacement, these actuators can present six-dot Braille and make the blind and visually impaired get information from the device. Experimental results are shown to verify the effectiveness of the developed portable Braille display.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2011
Pages318-323
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug 11
Event4th International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2011 - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 2011 May 192011 May 21

Publication series

Name4th International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2011

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2011
CountryJapan
CityYokohama
Period11/5/1911/5/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Jiang, C., Zhao, F., Uchida, K., & Sawada, H. (2011). Research and development on portable Braille display using shape memory alloy wires. In 4th International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2011 (pp. 318-323). [5937385] (4th International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI 2011). https://doi.org/10.1109/HSI.2011.5937385