HaptStarter: Designing haptic stimulus start system for deaf and hard of hearing sprinters

Shitara, Akihisa and Namatame, Miki and Sarcar, Sayan and Ochiai, Yoichi and Shiraishi, Yuhki (2023) HaptStarter: Designing haptic stimulus start system for deaf and hard of hearing sprinters. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 182. p. 103168. ISSN 1071-5819

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In this study, we design and develop HaptStarter - a haptic stimulus start system - to improve the starting performance of the deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) sprinters. A DHH person has a physical ability nearly equivalent to hearing; however, the difficulties in perceiving audio information lead to differences in their performance in sports. Furthermore, the visual reaction time is slower than the auditory reaction time (ART), while the haptic reaction time is equivalent to it. However, a light stimulus start system is increasingly being used in sprint races to aid DHH sprinters. In this study, we design a brand-new haptic stimulus start system for DHH sprinters; we also determine and leverage an optimum haptic stimulus interface. The proposed method has the potential to contribute toward the development of prototypes based on the universal design principle for everyone (DHH, blind and low-vision, and other disabled sprinters with wheelchairs or artificial arms or legs, etc.) by focusing on the overlapping area of sports and disability with human--computer interaction.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2023.103168
10 October 2023Accepted
16 October 2023Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accessibility, Sports, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Haptic
Subjects: CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-01 - computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Depositing User: Sayan Sarcar
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2024 14:12
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2024 14:12
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15345

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