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dc.contributor.authorNem Khan Dim
dc.contributor.authorRen, Xiangshi
dc.descriptionReceived: 19, June, 2015 Received in revised form 28, May, 2016 Accepted: 6 August 2016 Available online: 8, August, 2016 (The authors would like to thank Handityo Aulia Putra, Machida Taiga, John Cahill and other members of The Center for Human- Engaged Computing at Kochi University of Technology, for their wide-ranging support. We are also grateful to our participants for their effort and anonymous reviewers for their thoughtful suggestions.)language
dc.description.abstractMany studies have demonstrated the benefits of wearable vibration devices for walking navigation (TsukadaandYasumura,2004). Despite the potential benefits, suitable body parts for wearable vibration devices have not been defined or evaluated until now. We conducted three experiments to identify suitable body parts interms of perceivability, wearability and user body location preferences for vibration devices. We tested vibration feedback on nine body parts (the ear, neck, chest, waist, wrist, hand, finger, ankle and foot). Experiment 1 and Experiment 2 were conducted in the lab and in real-world walking settings in order to find suitable body parts. Our results indicate that the finger, wrist, ear, neck and feet had the highest perceivability and user preferences. Experiment 3 was conducted to understand the practical usability of those vibration positions in walking navigation. Our study results suggested that the feet are not suitable locations for vibration feedback in walking navigation. Based on the study results, we present design implications and guidelines for wearable vibration devices.language
dc.description.sponsorshipSchool of Information, Kochi University of Technology, Kochi, Japanlanguage
dc.publisherInternational Journal of Human-Computer Studieslanguage
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVol. 97
dc.subjectWearable Vibrationlanguage
dc.titleInvestigation of suitable body parts for wearable vibration feedback in walking navigationlanguage

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