WeHand: Wearable Haptic-Feedback Navigation Device
Data di pubblicazione
Data di priorità
Politecnico di Milano
Department of Design
Rosalam Che Me, Alessandro Biamonti, Venere Ferraro, Mila Stepanovic
The invention relates to a wearable navigation device. All aspects of comfort, convenience and aesthetics were considered in design, and the usability test has also shown promising results.
Campo di applicazione
It is designed to be used as a tool to assist the wayfinding of mainly individuals with dementia, in their mild to moderate stage of the disease. But the application can be extended to other groups of users, such as normal older adults, people with visual impairment/blind and even for the normal/healthy users
1. The wearable aspect (size, weight and appearance) of the device is enhanded, making it suitable for the target users (older adults with dementia) and most of able-bodied persons.
2. The practicality due to the placement of tactile displays provide the simplest (turn left, turn right and go forward) yet intuitive guides/signals to the users.
3. Many of the similar interventions focused on the indoor space/environment, but this proposed designed is meant to be used mainly for outdoor, in order to promote and maintain users’ the performance of daily activities.