Exploring the use of an aerial robot to guide blind runners

Eelke Folmer
2015 ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing  
Though reducing health disparities for individuals with disabilities was identified as a research priority more than a decade ago, little progress has been made so far. In the first article, Eelke Folmer presents an innovative project that aims to use unmanned aerial robots to guide blind runners on a track. He describes a prototype and identifies some of the research challenges his lab is trying to tackle. Preliminary results show that our app provides children with a relevant selfregulation
more » ... pport in classrooms. We are able to improve upon the fast speeds and quality answers achieved in VizWiz Social by combining friendsourcing and crowdsourcing, while preserving anonymity and getting answers for free. In the third and last article, Erin Brady investigates the use of a human-powered access tool that connects people with visual impairments to sighted workers who can answer their visual questions.
doi:10.1145/2809915.2809916 fatcat:7fnmvhxkbzbgld65z5uwpsrc5u