DORNELL: A Multimodal, Shapeable Haptic Handle for Mobility Assistance of People with Disabilities
by Marie Babel and Claudio Pacchierotti (Univ Rennes, CNRS, Inria, IRISA)
While technology helps people to compensate for a broad set of mobility impairments, visual perception and/or cognitive deficiencies still significantly affect their ability to move safely and easily. DORNELL proposes an innovative multisensory, multimodal, smart haptic handle that can be easily plugged onto a wide range of mobility aids. Specifically fabricated to fit the needs of a person, it provides a wide set of ungrounded tactile sensations in a portable and plug-and-play format – delivering haptics in assistive technologies. DORNELL is co-designed with users and therapists, ensuring that it meets their expectations and needs.