Dianne T.V. Pawluk, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Phone: (804) 828-9491
Fax: (804) 828-4454
Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering
East Hall, Room E2240
401 West Main Street
P.O. Box 843067
Richmond, Virginia 23284-3067
- B.S., computer engineering, University of Alberta, 1989
- M.S., computing and information science, Queen’s University, 1991
- Ph.D., engineering sciences, Harvard University, 1997
- Devices and algorithms for assistive technology for individuals who are blind and visually impaired
- Displaying graphical information
- Mobility aids
- Human haptic perceptual organization
- Minimally invasive surgery training
- Methods and support aids
- Realistic physical simulators (mannequins)
- Issues of reasonable accommodation in the workplace for individuals who are blind and visually impaired
- The use of haptic feedback in teaching nanotechnology to K-12 students
- Computational methods in biomedical engineering (EGRB 215)
- Rehabilitation engineering (assistive technology) (EGRB 420,691)
- Senior design (EGRB 401/402)
- Rastogi, R. and Pawluk, D. Development of an Intuitive Haptic Zooming Algorithm for Graphical Information Accessed by Individuals who are Blind and Visually Impaired. To appear in Assistive Technology.
- Rastogi, R. and Pawluk, D. Intuitive Tactile Diagram Simplification. To appear in Assistive Technology.
- Pawluk, D.T.V., Kitada, R. , Abramowicz, A., Hamilton, C. and Lederman, S.L. (2011). Figure/Ground Segmentation via a Haptic Glance: Attributing Initial Discrete Finger Contacts to Objects or Their Supporting Surfaces. IEEE Transactions on Haptics, 4 (1), 2-13.
- Burch, D., and Pawluk, D. (2011). Using Multiple Contacts with Texture-Enhanced Graphics. World Haptics 2011 Conference Proceedings. June 21-24, Istanbul Turkey.
- Headley, P.C., and Pawluk D.T.V. (2011). Roughness Perception of Textures on a Haptic Matrix Display. World Haptics 2011 Conference Proceedings. June 21-24, Istanbul, Turkey.
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