Sensorial experience extensions in learning environments

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Emerging technologies are providing a wide range of benefits for people in their different activities. That fact ranges from daily life activities, to business, teaching or simply for recreation. In what concerns to people with special needs there is a wide range of devices and applications that can be of use in addressing those needs and the will to progress in life. Observing in perspective, the support provided by technology can be seen as augmenting our sensorial experience by providing additional information as in the case of virtual reality and augmented reality. The devices provide additional information for what people sense, adding information and enlarging the sensorial experience while mounting additional information. This paper describes a strategy to extend, thru common use technology, the awareness of people with limited sensorial experience, aligning with other emergent technologies widely applicable to different situations while keeping a focus on teaching environments. That includes sensory devices like the Leap Motion device and 3D printed materials, which combined provide new opportunities for blind people to sense and retrieve new information.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Manufacturing
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791858356
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventASME 2017 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2017 - Tampa, United States
Duration: 3 Nov 20179 Nov 2017


ConferenceASME 2017 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Learning
  • Sensorial experience


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