2020. 11. 12

In general, the sprint race of athletes is a system that announce the start of the race with a pistol sound. However, the deaf and hard of hearing sprinters use LED-type visual stimulus generating a light instead of a pistol sound. However, because the visual stimulus is slower than auditory stimulus, the deaf and hard of hearing are still at a disadvantage. Therefore, we newly developed “HaptStarter” that start signal interface using haptic stimulus in the sprint race of athletes.
This research is continuing the development that practical application of “the start signal technology using haptic stimulus” as a standard of start signal for the deaf and hard of hearing in competitive sports. Through this research, we aim to create an innovation that enables the deaf and hard of hearing and the hearing to clearly detect the start signal equally and without the influence noise.
In addition, the system is not limited to the deaf and hearing and the hearing, but can be extended to the blind and the low vision, the disabled who use wheelchairs, prosthetic legs and hands, making this system possible to realize a universal start system that can be used regardless of disability. Furthermore, we aim to re-standardize the start signal using haptic stimulus presentation followed “deconstructing from audio information”, that changing the system of haptic stimulus presentation which may have more universal characteristics than audio information from the customary standards mechanism using audio information.

Akihisa Shitara, Miki Namatame, Sayan Sarcar, Yoichi Ochiai, Yuhki Shiraishi


設楽明寿,生田目美紀,Sayan Sarcar,落合陽一,白石優旗

HaptStarter は,筑波技術大学白石研究室と共に取り組んでいます.
名  称 : 国立大学法人筑波技術大学白石研究室
研究室長 : 准教授 白石 優旗
所 在 地 :茨城県つくば市天久保4丁目3−15
研究内容 : 聴覚障害者(ろう・難聴)による当事者研究開発
URL : https://www.shiraishi-lab.org/home
Project Page : https://www.shiraishi-lab.org/home/project/sports-support

Akihisa Shitara, Miki Namatame, Sayan Sarcar, Yoichi Ochiai, Yuhki Shiraishi, HaptStarter: Designing haptic stimulus start system for deaf and hard of hearing sprinters, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Volume 182, 2024, 103168, ISSN 1071-5819, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2023.103168