Passive Haptic Learning for Vibrotactile Skin-Reading: Comparison of Teaching Structures
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This paper investigates the effects of using passive haptic learning to train the skill of reading text from vibrotactile patterns. The vibrotactile method of transmitting messages, skin-reading, is effective at conveying rich information but its active training method requires full user attention, is demanding, time-consuming, and tedious. Passive haptic learning offers the possibility to learn in the background while performing another primary task. We present a study investigating the use of passive haptic learning to train for skin-reading. Additionally, a word-based learning structure is typically used for this passive learning method. We expose trends that suggest this word-based incrimental teaching may not be optimal.