Experiencing VOS: A Visual Orientation System

Francisco Kiss, Albrecht Schmidt, Paweł W. Woźniak

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This demo introduces VOS - a Visual Orientation System. Since orientation without visual cues is challenging for humans, situations in which visibility is limited pose hindrance and sometimes a threat to human activities. To explore the augmentation design space that enables focusing the sense of hearing, we chose a particular application scenario: swimming in open-water. We developed augmented swimming-goggles that provide visual feedback to complement the sense of orientation. Currently, we explore different information encoding methods. The presented prototype illustrates the differences between using a continuous signal to convey absolute directions and discrete signals to indicate a relative direction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-6437-9
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameNordiCHI '18


  • Swimming
  • augmented senses
  • HCI for sports
  • Sense enhancement


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