VEMI researchers publish new article on using multimodal maps for learning indoor environments.

The paper, published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, demonstrates that a new type of mapping interface developed in the Lab, called a vibro-audio map (VAM), is as effective as the current gold standard tactile map solution for learning indoor buildings and supporting subsequent wayfinding behavior. To view the abstract or read the full paper, see:



Giudice, N.A., Guenther, B.A., Jensen, N.A., & Haase, K.N. (2020). Cognitive mapping without vision: Comparing wayfinding performance after learning from digital touchscreen-based multimodal maps vs. embossed tactile overlays. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 14:87. Doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2020.00087