Cutting Edge
MoGestic
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Cutting Edge
MoGestic
MoGestic is a wrist wearable device that combines motion gesture technology, improved haptic feedback, and an accessible in-headset user interface to increase the accessibility and inclusivity of VR gaming to people with visual impairment. Users who are blind or have limited vision frequently struggle to interact in immersive environments because of the sighted nature of virtual reality and the inaccessibility of VR motion controllers. To construct spatial perceptions of the virtual environment in front of them, they rely on tactile and acoustic feedback, which often necessitates memorizing button sequences, menu layouts, as well as sighted guidance. By hand tracking in a VR headset, MoGestic, an assistive wearable technology, enables individuals with visual impairment to interact with VR independently. Users are instructed to employ hand gestures as a more natural form of engagement during the VR headset’s onboarding process along with an embedded AI voice assistant. The wearable offers haptic feedback for each wrist motion gesture, auditory feedback through the headset, and voice input for troubleshooting or navigation by activating the voice aid. In addition to standalone VR gameplay, the user interface provides accessible virtual reality games to promote inclusiveness and community involvement.
2023
Renée Eguavoen
Product Design Engineering BSc