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A Model to Develop Videogames for Orientation and Mobility [chapter]

Jaime Sánchez, Luis Guerrero, Mauricio Sáenz, Héctor Flores
2010 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
the improvement of orientation and mobility skills for people with visual disability.  ...  There is a real need to have systems for people with visual disabilities to be able to improve their orientation and mobility skills, and especially for children to be able to improve their autonomy into  ...  Other mobile aid solutions for the orientation and mobility of legally blind users take advantage of the logic of the environments with which these users relate.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-14100-3_44 fatcat:gsdxpsrcwndvdna63zcpuku6hq

The orientation and mobility of visual impaired people in bus and subway networks in Brazil

Carolina Stolf Silveira, Marta Dischinger
2019 Ambiente Construído  
This paper presents some doctoral research's results applied in Brazil and discuss blind users' orientation and mobility in urban public transport network.  ...  The investigation involved around two hundred blind and partially impaired users from many Brazilian regions where surveys were conducted; additionally, interviews with a focus group and the "Accompanied  ...  woman, 36 years old, guide dog yes, since she was a child work - home every week day São Paulo station + subway + sidewalks congenial blind woman, 40 years old, cane user yes, since  ... 
doi:10.1590/s1678-86212019000100301 fatcat:c7iwd43otzcyrdf7ijq2ux5zui

Integrate the BlindAid system in a traditional orientation and mobility rehabilitation program

Orly Lahav, David W. Schloerb, Mandayam A. Srinivasan
2009 2009 Virtual Rehabilitation International Conference  
(3) enhancement of the BlindAid system for the orientation and mobility instructors.  ...  The virtual system, the BlindAid, involves active collaboration between orientation and mobility instructors from the Carroll Center for the Blind in Newton, Massachusetts and engineers and cognitive scientists  ...  The last two tools were developed mainly to assist the user to navigate by themselves in the VEs.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icvr.2009.5174202 fatcat:zyneaz5uqzfetfki5fu3mrho5a

Virtual Reality Technology for Blind and Visual Impaired People: Reviews and Recent Advances [chapter]

Neveen I. Ghali, Omar Soluiman, Nashwa El-Bendary, Tamer M. Nassef, Sara A. Ahmed, Yomna M. Elbarawy, Aboul Ella Hassanien
2012 Intelligent Systems Reference Library  
This chapter describes what best tools and practices in information technology to support disabled people such as deaf-blind and visual impaired people in their activities such as mobility systems, computer  ...  Moreover, we describe what best tools and practices in information technology to support disabled people, such as deaf-blind and visual impaired people in their activities such as mobility systems, computer  ...  Wireless Technology for Mobility The radio virgilio/sesamonet is information and communication technologies system intends to improve blind and low vision users' mobility experience by coupling tactile  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-23363-0_15 fatcat:yzwqf2o4rrcaledwjafnbwovly

Web Accessibility Barriers in Geographic Maps

Calle-Jimenez Tania, Luján-Mora Sergio
2016 Journal of clean energy technologies  
Most people use geo-information in everyday life; for example, a map can be drawn to point out an address; a subway map can be interpreted to see which path to follow or to simply choose a route to go  ...  For this reason, this study presents an analysis of the barriers to web accessibility in geographic maps, explains how technologies and tools have evolved, and proposes the use of scalable vector graphics  ...  Touching OpenStreetMap Data in Mobile for Low Vision Users In this paper, authors present an application that enables access to OpenStreetMap data for blind and low vision users using mobile devices [  ... 
doi:10.7763/ijcte.2016.v8.1024 fatcat:2j2phwfaezarbiact4ptq7v47e

Public Transit Accessibility: Blind Passengers Speak Out [chapter]

Fatemeh Mirzaei, Roberto Manduchi, Sri Kurniawan
2018 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
For any assistive technology to be successful, though, it is imperative that it is developed from the ground up with a clear understanding of the intended users' needs and requirements, and possibly with  ...  a direct participation of these users throughout the project lifecycle.  ...  For any assistive technology to be successful, though, it is imperative that it is developed from the ground up with a clear understanding of the intended users' needs and requirements, and possibly with  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-94274-2_38 fatcat:3skdwe5eqbgn7nvy474gs4ucny

Low vision, visual impairments and metropolitan urban planning: example of a topographic enhancement, need and monitoring in an Italian city

Raffaele Nuzzi, Eleonora Bottacchi, Francesca Monteu
2018 Clinical Ophthalmology  
The aim of the first research was to collect and analyze data and opinions regarding the mobility of visually disabled people in Turin.  ...  The purpose of the study was to analyze all the steps needed to manage partially sighted or blind persons.  ...  When the user, who is blind or visually impaired, is within 50 m of the enabled stops, the application installed on a mobile phone or tablet is activated. There are two navigation systems.  ... 
doi:10.2147/opth.s174006 pmid:30410306 pmcid:PMC6200075 fatcat:lj2nucsuafddhecwb32ey62uxu

What's around Me? Spatialized Audio Augmented Reality for Blind Users with a Smartphone [chapter]

Jeffrey R. Blum, Mathieu Bouchard, Jeremy R. Cooperstock
2012 Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering  
Numerous projects have investigated assistive navigation technologies for the blind community, tackling challenges ranging from interface design to sensory substitution.  ...  Initial qualitative feedback from blind users is also discussed.  ...  Introduction Guide dogs and canes have long been the staple assistive devices used by the blind community when navigating city streets.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-30973-1_5 fatcat:qqvge3m5hjbclgv6uggvqwvfaq

Using Serious Games to Create Awareness on Visual Impairments

John Melthis, Alex Brown, Stephen Tang, Martin Hanneghan
2015 2015 International Conference on Developments of E-Systems Engineering (DeSE)  
In order to create the simulators, extensive research was conducted surrounding the effects of partially-sightedness and blindness, highlighting existing software and games that promote awareness for visual  ...  This paper underlines the necessity of raising awareness for visual impairments and the effectiveness of applying serious games for this very goal.  ...  It could also pave the way for the future of visual-assisting technologies, such as visual augmentations and other assistive devices.  ... 
doi:10.1109/dese.2015.65 fatcat:l7rspkyu6nfvrpld7psdjojw34

Internet of Vehicles Empowered Mobile Media: Research on Mobile-Generated Content (MoGC) for Intelligent Connected Vehicles

Zhiyuan Yu, Doudou Jin, Chao Zhai, Wan Ni, Desheng Wang
2021 Sustainability  
Some content generation patterns become popular for users and professional organizations, e.g., user-generated content, professionally-generated content, machine-generated content.  ...  However, due to the limitations of device types and functions, it is necessary to explore the new production tools and further inspire the content potential in mobile scenarios.  ...  Especially, ICVs can be regarded as giant mobile tools for MoGC and then create new impetus for content production in sustainable cities.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su13063538 fatcat:i2hfkhlcfzhxnd3af2m76vcijm

Vision-based Mobile Indoor Assistive Navigation Aid for Blind People

Bing Li, Juan Pablo Munoz, Xuejian Rong, Qingtian Chen, Jizhong Xiao, Yingli Tian, Aries Arditi, Mohammed Yousuf
2018 IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing  
This paper presents a new holistic vision-based mobile assistive navigation system to help blind and visually impaired people with indoor independent travel.  ...  Finally, field experiments by blindfolded and blind subjects demonstrate that the proposed system provides an effective tool to help blind individuals with indoor navigation and wayfinding.  ...  as a useful tool to help blind users with indoor travel.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tmc.2018.2842751 pmid:30774566 pmcid:PMC6371975 fatcat:kojyg56levdepmpqodseopqkfe

OneBusAway: A Transit Traveler Information System [chapter]

Brian Ferris, Kari Watkins, Alan Borning
2010 Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering  
OneBusAway is one such set of tools, providing access to real-time transit information for Seattle bus riders through a variety of interfaces, including web (, phone, SMS, and mobile  ...  We describe the current system, and then discuss current and planned research that builds on it to use increasinglypowerful smart mobile devices to provide location and context-aware tools for navigating  ...  Thanks also to Harlan Hile for his work on the Nokia native OneBusAway application, and especially to all of the users of OneBusAway for providing valuable feedback and suggestions.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-12607-9_7 fatcat:ml3eeynzrzdv5ausivh5qutmiq

Wayfinding Tools for People With Visual Impairments in Real-World Settings: A Literature Review of Recent Studies

Amy T. Parker, Martin Swobodzinski, Julie D. Wright, Kyrsten Hansen, Becky Morton, Elizabeth Schaller
2021 Frontiers in Education  
and the institutional support offered for sustaining wayfinding research.  ...  A review of 35 peer reviewed articles dated from 2016 to February, 2021 was conducted to identify and describe the types of wayfinding devices that people who are blind, visually impaired or deafblind  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors would like to acknowledge the American Printing House for the Blind for their partnership in support of the work presented in this paper.  ... 
doi:10.3389/feduc.2021.723816 fatcat:djb7fgsmwjcrjlvvq7m56fv5ni

Deep Learning Based Audio Assistive System for Visually Impaired People

Usman Masud, Fathe Jeribi, Mohammed Alhameed, Faraz Akram, Ali Tahir, Mohammad Yousaf Naudhani
2022 Computers Materials & Continua  
Technological advancements, particularly the rise of computer processing abilities like Deep Learning (DL) models and emergence of wearables pave a way for assisting visually-impaired persons.  ...  Keeping this in mind, the current research work presents an Efficient Object Detection Model with Audio Assistive System (EODM-AAS) using DL-based YOLO v3 model for visually-impaired people.  ...  Those models are heavier in terms of computation and memory resource that may not be suitable for embedding with real-time assistive tools.  ... 
doi:10.32604/cmc.2022.020827 fatcat:olivpolnn5ddpkov5hl4ukexxy

A Versatile Personal Assistant Dedicated to B/VIP

Paul Costache, Simona Riurean, Sebastian Rosca
2021 International Journal of Robotics and Automation Technology  
Moreover, the SMS' content can easily create the optimal route to the B/VIP's location with the Google Maps support for a fast-time assistance.  ...  Today, there are different systems on the market that aim to help Blind or Visually Impaired People (B/VIP) to gain more independency and self-trust.  ...  It offers several tools to develop a versatile personal assistant dedicated to mobility of blind or visually impaired people: ultrasonic distance measurement sensors and distance sensors based on the speed  ... 
doi:10.31875/2409-9694.2019.06.4 fatcat:vjyvqm4vvrcazo6bm42jfixu6u
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