Haptic Kinematics of Two-Handed Braille Reading in Blind Adults

Plot of finger movement paths over a page of braille text

This page (currently under construction) accompanies a work-in-progress poster at the 2020 Eurohaptics meeting.

Zoom poster Q&A times:

• Wednesday September 9, 9-10 am CEST

• Wednesday September 9, 6-7 pm CEST

• By appointment! santani@ski.org (note: I am in California, GMT-7h, 9 hours behind Leiden)

Both times accessible with this link:

Topic: Eurohaptics Poster Meeting - 2-Handed Braille


Meeting ID: 836 3486 0884

Passcode: 246805



PDF poster reprint available here.


We measured the movements of fingers while blind adults read standardized texts using either one or two hands. An example trajectory plot is shown here, showing left and right index fingers:

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