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Visually impaired technologies

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Juan Arocha

on 6 January 2014

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Transcript of Visually impaired technologies

Functionalities
oMoby
Digit-Eyes
Google Goggles
Visually impaired technologies

Visual impairment
Assistive technologies
Assistive technologies
Devices
Screen Access Programs
OCR Reading Machines
Face recognition applications
Critical analysis
Our application
Based on Jim Harvey's speech structures
Visual impairment or low vision is a severe reduction in vision that cannot be corrected with standard glasses or contact lenses and reduces a person's ability to function at certain or all tasks.
Braille Translation Software
What we think
What they think
JAWS
CDesk
SuperNova
GPS Navigators
by Elena Tomsanu and Juan Carlos Arocha
Contents
Visual impairment
Functionalities
Technologies
What's missing
Critical analysis
Our application

Visually impaired persons
Essential needs
Advanced needs
Comunication
Reading and writing
Navigation
Wayfinding
Obstacle free pavements
Pedestrian crossing
Color contrast
Independent living
Social interaction
Informed access
Complementary information
Recognizing people
Object recognition applications
Magnification Programs
Comunication
Navigation
Do regular tasks
Shopping
Cleaning
Cooking ...
Social interaction
Personal assistance
Text to speech
Optical character recognition
Enlarge content
Object recognition
Face recognition
GPS navigation
"I wonder if it can read computer screens."
"What powers has the Orcam? How many hours of use are provided?"
"The device will see and recognize the face, but it cannot do so unless you know where to look."
"I wonder if it could be implemented as an app into Google Glass."
The users can become dependent on the technology
Not very effective against unexpected situations
Provides independence on the user's life
Keep the user safe
Covers their essential needs
Examples
Lunar
MAGic
SuperNova
ZoomText
LookTel
Google Goggles
I-Cane
Ariadne GPS
Examples
Duxbury Braille Translator
ICare interaction Assistant
Screen Access Programs
JAWS
CDesk
SuperNova
What's missing
Internet access
Portability
Third-Part Apps
Learning from the user
It would be really helpful to have internet access through a browser with a special interface for each device.
Devices are more helpful then apps and they're not portable.
Using applications from external providers like:
Google
Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Regular paths
Memorize the way back home, the way to work, etc
Vocal commands
Voice recognition
Customized commands
Habits
Remember the time for launch, time to get home, etc.
Customized Gestures
Store location, remember street name, etc
Learning from the environment
To remember:
Places
Weather
People
Bionic glasses
Cloud computing
Special triggering
User adaptation
Easy authentication
=
Portability
Object, people and places on the cloud.
Mechanical turk.
User profile.
Sharing information with other users.
Personal assistance when it is necessary
Customized gestures
Vocal commands
It will be able to memorize
Favorite Places
Routine
Frequented people
Or any information you ask to be remembered
Any device can be use:
Finger print authentication
Login password authentication
Thank you!






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