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Accessible Shopping Systems for Blind and Visually Impaired Individuals: Design Requirements and the State of the Art

Vladimir Kulyukin, Aliasgar Kutiyanawala
2010 The Open Rehabilitation Journal  
We would like to thank the NFB Chapter in Logan, Utah and especially Sachin Pavithran for helping us organize the two focus groups on accessible blind shopping.  ...  Our research on accessible shopping and blind navigation system has been supported, in part, through the NSF grant IIS-0346880, the NEI/NIH grant R41 EY017516-01A1, and the Community University Research  ...  Trinetra Trinetra is a project at Carnegie Mellon University [21, 22] whose long-term objective is to develop a mobile system that enables people with visual impairments to shop independently.  ... 
doi:10.2174/1874943701003010158 fatcat:olgiezpdd5fh3nhbpufoixnvii

Mobile assistive technologies for the visually impaired

Lilit Hakobyan, Jo Lumsden, Dympna O'Sullivan, Hannah Bartlett
2013 Survey of ophthalmology  
Abstract There are around 285 million visually-impaired people worldwide, and around 370,000 people are registered as blind or partially sighted in the UK A .  ...  We initially reflect on research which has been conducted to make mobile phones more accessible to people with vision loss.  ...  Independent Shopping Independent and safe mobility is vital for independent shopping.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.survophthal.2012.10.004 pmid:24054999 fatcat:ztgeb26tivhunhnoqubjhrw6ku

An overview of the Internet of Things for people with disabilities

Mari Carmen Domingo
2012 Journal of Network and Computer Applications  
Currently, over a billion people including children (or about 15% of the world's population) are estimated to be living with disability.  ...  In this paper, an overview of the Internet of Things for people with disabilities is provided. For this purpose, the proposed architecture of the Internet of Things is introduced.  ...  Acknowledgments This research work was supported by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation under the project TIN2010-20136-C03-01.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jnca.2011.10.015 fatcat:oz4dq7ofmzav3cqxsdjjdangk4

Generation and Analysis of Verbal Route Directions for Blind Navigation

John Nicholson
2010
People with visual impairments are capable of following natural language instructions similar to those given by a visually impaired person communicating route directions over the phone to another person  ...  with visual impairments.  ...  RoboCart was similar to ShopTalk in that it allowed people with visual impairments to independently shop for shelved items in a grocery store.  ... 
doi:10.26076/29b6-734c fatcat:t6ciihjdn5fnzf27gwrkb7qyqq

Overcoming Barriers and Increasing Independence – Service Robots for Elderly and Disabled People

Marion Hersh
2015 International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems  
The paper discusses the potential of assistive service robots to support disabled and elderly people.  ...  It shows that they have considerable untapped potential in this area, but also that inappropriate implementations could increase isolation, reduce independence and lead to users feeling as though they  ...  Robotic shopping assistants designed for guiding nondisabled shoppers could be used to support visually impaired people if appropriately modified.  ... 
doi:10.5772/59230 fatcat:fvf3jdefk5fynfcxmjaclc6b7m

Voice assistant for visually impaired [article]

Panagiotis Kyritsis, University Of Thessaly, Konstantinos Kokkinos
2020
With this solution, a visually impaired person can have  ...  This thesis approaches the blind people navigation problem in indoor environments from a different view and proposes a system which exploits the technical characteristics of cheap and common devices.  ...  In Section 4 we discuss the State of the art in shopping systems for visually impaired people.  ... 
doi:10.26253/heal.uth.8883 fatcat:64obdj2ekraqnmps3hpigh7344

CRISS [chapter]

John Nicholson, Vladimir Kulyukin
Handbook of Research on Social Dimensions of Semantic Technologies and Web Services  
Limited sensory information about a new environment often requires people with a visual impairment to rely on sighted guides for showing or describing routes around the environment.  ...  A visually impaired guide can often describe a route as well or better than a sighted person since the guide is familiar with the issues of blind navigation.  ...  needed by travelers with visual impairments.  ... 
doi:10.4018/9781605666501.ch035 fatcat:4npwliiqsfb5dp5dptnojwj77e

CRISS [chapter]

John Nicholson, Vladimir Kulyukin
Handbook of Research on Social Dimensions of Semantic Technologies and Web Services  
Limited sensory information about a new environment often requires people with a visual impairment to rely on sighted guides for showing or describing routes around the environment.  ...  A visually impaired guide can often describe a route as well or better than a sighted person since the guide is familiar with the issues of blind navigation.  ...  needed by travelers with visual impairments.  ... 
doi:10.4018/978-1-60566-650-1.ch035 fatcat:45ix6qkse5er7nyfn2t244ptna

A Survey on Ambient Intelligence in Healthcare

Giovanni Acampora, Diane J. Cook, Parisa Rashidi, Athanasios V. Vasilakos
2013 Proceedings of the IEEE  
We will also discuss how AmI technology might support people affected by various physical or mental disabilities or chronic disease.  ...  This survey will discuss the emergence of ambient intelligence (AmI) techniques in the health care domain, in order to provide the research community with the necessary background.  ...  AmI systems also can provide great help to visually impaired people.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jproc.2013.2262913 pmid:24431472 pmcid:PMC3890262 fatcat:vexuom74fjfyzdiraeckuenyhy

Skip Trie Matching for Real-Time OCR Output Error Corrrection on Smartphones

Aditya Vanka
2013
Many Visually Impaired individuals are managing their daily activities with the help of smartphones.  ...  We then provide approaches to improve the results of text strings produced by the Tesseract OCR engine on image segments of nutrition tables automatically extracted by an Android 2.3.6 smartphone application  ...  INTRODUCTION According to a report by Prevent Blindness America and the National Eye Institute, Visual impairment and blindness affect more than an estimated 3.6 million adults in the U.S. and more than  ... 
doi:10.26076/a20a-c446 fatcat:js2wpjekpfhdva4k3abajknfbe

All-out for victory!: magazine advertising and the World War II home front

2009 ChoiceReviews  
save gas and tire wear by doing all their shopping in one place.  ...  Against background pictures of cars used by groups of people for work, school, shopping, and defense (a car full of volunteer Nurses Aides in front of a hospital), the copy was a phone call by a woman  ...  hoped would infectiously catch on with the buying public.  ... 
doi:10.5860/choice.47-0955 fatcat:rg7qstfgjzf2dhmdsbjtbsyslm

Annali di Ca' Foscari Serie occidentale Annali di Ca' Foscari Serie occidentale

Rivista Diretta Da, Alessandra Giorgi, Stefania Sbarra, Michela Vanon, Alliata
unpublished
tesserae shoptalk over a spritz (prosecco-based drink).  ...  piece together a visual journey along the river into and out of the Port of London.  ...  Parece trabalhar muita gente naquele shopping. it seems to work a lot of people in that mall b. Naquele shopping parece trabalhar muita gente. in that mall seems to work a lot of people c.  ... 
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