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FEEDI - A Smart Wearable Foot-Band for Navigation and Guidance Using Haptic Feedback

Stock, Simon ORCID iD icon 1; Bertemes, Alain 1; Stang, Marco 1; Böhme, Martin 1; Grimm, Daniel 1; Stork, Wilhelm 1
1 Institut für Technik der Informationsverarbeitung (ITIV), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Abstract (englisch):

In this paper, we introduce the design and implementation of a smart foot bracelet for navigation purposes. The foot-band is meant to be worn right above the ankle. FEEDI, as the wearable shall be called, guides pedestrians to their destination by giving them haptic feedback using four vibration motors.

That way, the user’s attention is freed from any display and audio feedback, making him perceive more of his surroundings. Furthermore, the wearable could have interesting applications in the medical field. One example is guiding visually impaired individuals or helping people improve their general wellbeing with feedback regarding their physical activities. The band is able to record sensory data from an accelerometer, a gyroscope and a magnetometer. This opens the possibility to use that information for activity monitoring with deep learning methods. All code and further resources are available at

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-44267-5_52
Zitationen: 1
Zitationen: 2
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Technik der Informationsverarbeitung (ITIV)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsdatum 03.04.2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISBN: 978-3-030-44267-5
ISSN: 2194-5357, 2194-5365
KITopen-ID: 1000118899
Erschienen in Human Interaction, Emerging Technologies and Future Applications II : Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies: Future Applications (IHIET – AI 2020), April 23-25, 2020, Lausanne, Switzerland. Ed.: T. Ahram
Veranstaltung 2nd International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies: Future Applications (IHIET-AI 2020), Lausanne, Schweiz, 23.04.2020 – 25.05.2020
Verlag Springer
Seiten 349-355
Serie Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing ; 1152
Schlagwörter Wearables, Navigation, Guidance, Additive manufacturing
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