On the basis of predetermined pressure points an the palm of one’s hands, deafblind people become able to chat with other people, send or receive SMS, or ‘hear’ audiobooks by hand. The signal-transformation of different in- and outputs opens up possibilities for new ways of interaction: Lorm-to-Text, Text-to-Lorm, Lorm-to-Speech, Speech-to-Lorm.
The aim of this design research project is to a) find inclusive ways to support deafblind people in their everyday-communication, and b) explore new and alternative ways to generally facilitate communication.
The Mobile Lorm Glove is part of the project “DESIGNABILITIES – Disability-inspired Interaction”, which in a larger research scheme focuses on perspectives for Interaction Design in terms of an enhancement of Information-Communication-Technologies and Human-Computer-Interaction, by transferring properties from ‚disability‘ contexts (e.g. deaf/blind communication) into general contexts of communication (e.g. localisation in loud or crowded environments via gesture-based or tactile info transfer).
via: design research lab