Voice Operated Guidance Systems for Vision Impaired People: Investigating a User-Centered Open Source Model

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dc.contributor.author Moulton, Bruce en_US
dc.contributor.author Chaczko, Zenon en_US
dc.contributor.author Pradhan, Gauri en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:57:36Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T09:57:36Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2009001031 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Moulton Bruce, Pradhan Gauri, and Chaczko Zenon 2009, 'Voice Operated Guidance Systems for Vision Impaired People: Investigating a User-Centered Open Source Model', Advanced Institute of Convergence IT, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 60-68. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1975-9339 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/10592
dc.description.abstract People who have impaired vision regularly use white canes and/or guide dogs to assist in obstacle avoidance. Guide dogs can also be of limited assistance for finding the way to a remote location, known as ??wayfinding?? Several electronic devices are currently available for providing guidance to a remote location, but these tend to be expensive, or make use of a Braille interface. This project investigated the suitability of a user centered client server approach for the development of a talking GPS system intended to fill a niche for outdoor wayfinding. The work resulted in a working prototype proof-of-concept system that uses a speech-recognition speech-synthesis interface. The prototype solution includes a custom web application which accesses the Google maps API. The system is intended to be scalable and extensible with additional features such as sensors for obstacle avoidance and access to web-based information such as weather, train or bus timetable information. The client server approach was found to be suitable for the development of this type of application. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Advanced Institute of Convergence IT en_US
dc.title Voice Operated Guidance Systems for Vision Impaired People: Investigating a User-Centered Open Source Model en_US
dc.parent International Journal of Digital Content Technology and its Applications en_US
dc.journal.volume 3 en_US
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation United States en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 60 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 68 en_US
dc.cauo.name FEIT.School of Elec, Mech and Mechatronic Systems en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 200102 en_US
dc.personcode 010755 en_US
dc.personcode 011197 en_US
dc.personcode 0000058637 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords GPS, client server, blind, impaired vision, speech recognition, wayfinding, guidance, navigation en_US
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