Empowering Persons with Deafblindness

Oliver Korn, Raymond Holt, Efstratios Kontopoulos, Astrid M.L. Kappers, Nils-Krister Persson, Nasrine Olson
2018 Proceedings of the 11th PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments Conference on - PETRA '18  
Deafblindness is a condition that limits communication capabilities primarily to the haptic channel. In the EU-funded project SUITCEYES we design a system which allows haptic and thermal communication via soft interfaces and textiles. Based on user needs and informed by disability studies, we combine elements from smart textiles, sensors, semantic technologies, image processing, face and object recognition, machine learning, affective computing, and gamification. In this work, we present the
more » ... erlying concepts and the overall design vision of the resulting assistive smart wearable. CCS Concepts • Human-centered computing~Empirical studies in HCI • Human-centered computing~Collaborative and social computing devices • Human-centered computing~User studies • Human-centered computing~Empirical studies in interaction design • Human-centered computing~Accessibility theory, concepts and paradigms • Human-centered computing~ Accessibility systems and tools • Social and professional topics~History of hardware • Social and professional topics~ Codes of ethics • Social and professional topics~Assistive technologies • Computing methodologies~Cognitive robotics • Computing methodologies~Robotic planning • Applied computing~Consumer health
doi:10.1145/3197768.3201541 dblp:conf/petra/KornHKKPO18 fatcat:x3lhbyysmve6doi2h4jfnehfle