Panagiotis Herodotou Represented IREROBOT at the 11th International Workshop on Haptic & Audio Interaction Design (HAID) which was held at 25 & 26 August 2022 in Queen Mary University of London, UK.
Panagiotis presented the ‘work in progress’, “Frequency shifting approach for mapping auditory speech frequencies to tactile frequencies.”
The work describes a method for shifting auditory speech frequencies to tactile frequencies. The method has been tested in preliminary measurements within the context of the User Driven Design scheme that the company follows. Three persons with hearing impairments participated in the test.
The work is part of the project ACETT, that stands for Auditory Communication Enhancement Through Touch and is funded by a SEED grant from the Research and Innovation Foundation of Cyprus.
Since its conception by Stephen Brewster in 2006, the aim of the HAID workshop is to bring together researchers and practitioners who share an interest in finding out how the haptic and audio modalities can be used together in human-computer/machine interaction.
The research challenges in the area are best approached through user-centred design, empirical studies, or the development of novel theoretical frameworks.