Dannyelle Valente, Post-doctoral researcher and Edouard Gentaz, Professor at the University of Geneva

Dannyelle Valente, Post-doctoral researcher and Edouard Gentaz, Professor at the Laboratory of sensorimotor, emotional and social development - University of Geneva

Development and Evaluation of Haptic-Books Exploring Body Movements for Visually Impaired and Sighted Children

The haptic perceptual system integrates cutaneous, proprioceptive and motor information related to exploration movements. This system plays a critical role for visually impaired and sighted children when they develop the knowledge of their environment. Dannyelle and Edouard will present the first results of a research project that focuses on the development and study of Haptic-Books. These books suggest a new exploratory process in the discovery of the illustrations. Using two fingers, the reader mimics the movement of the legs and engages in a journey that starts from the first page of the book. The two fingers perform various actions: jump on a trampoline, climb and descend stairs, play on a swing, etc.

This session will give you knowledge in the field of haptic perception and embodied cognition. The speakers will also provide you with new methods and design models of multisensory illustrations in tactile books.

 

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