In this paper, a haptic-based interpretation of video images directly acquired by a webcam is introduced to help individuals who are visually impaired dynamically explore their own faces in an immersive haptic environment. Haptic interaction involves perception of the movement of different facial features through geometric cues in a 3D environment. Spatio-temporal variation of features due to facial movement assists those who are visually impaired to understand different facial expressions of emotions through active exploration of their own facial features. A dynamic haptic interface appropriate for this kind of interaction has been discussed. Lastly, application of this kind of training has been proposed for communication among individuals who are deafblind.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Visual Computing - 10th International Symposium, ISVC 2014, Proceedings
EditorsGeorge Bebis, Richard Boyle, Bahram Parvin, Darko Koracin, Ryan McMahan, Jason Jerald, Hui Zhang, Steven M. Drucker, Kambhamettu Chandra, El Choubassi Maha, Zhigang Deng, Mark Carlson
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319143637
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event10th International Symposium on Visual Computing, ISVC 2014 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Dec 8 2014Dec 10 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other10th International Symposium on Visual Computing, ISVC 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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