Chaudary B., Paajala I., Keino E., Pulli P. (2017) Tele-guidance Based Navigation System for the Visually Impaired and Blind Persons. In: Giokas K., Bokor L., Hopfgartner F. (eds) eHealth 360°. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, vol 181. Springer, Cham
Tele-guidance based navigation system for the visually impaired and blind persons
|Author:||Chaudary, Babar1; Paajala, Iikka1; Keino, Eliud1;|
1Department of Information Processing Science (TOL), University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2019050714576
|Publish Date:|| 2019-05-07
The design and development of tele-assistance services have taken a great consideration in the domain of healthcare lately. With the growing proportion of dependent people (ageing, disabled users) in the society, tele-assistance and tele-monitoring platforms will play a significant role to provide an efficient and economical remote care. It will allow aged or disabled persons to maintain their independence and lessen the burden and cost of care by caregivers. The concept of proposed tele-guidance system is based on the idea that a blind pedestrian can be assisted by spoken instructions from a remote caregiver who receives a live video stream from a camera carried by the visually impaired persons (VIP). The ICT based assistive tools have acceptance issues by visually impaired persons. It is important while designing navigation tools for the VIP to keep in view the factors that restrain them from the adoption of assistive technology. This paper presents a tele-guidance based navigation assistance system for the VIP and blind persons and reports a qualitative study about attitude of VIP towards technological navigation assistance.
Lecture notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
|Pages:||9 - 16|
eHealth 360° : International Summit on eHealth, Budapest, Hungary, June 14-16, 2016, Revised Selected Papers
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International Summit on eHealth
|Type of Publication:||
A4 Article in conference proceedings
|Field of Science:||
113 Computer and information sciences
213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
This paper has been written as part of the ASTS (Assisted Living for Senior Citizens) Project funded by Academy of Finland and Japan Science technology Agency (JST).
© ICST Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2017. This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in eHealth 360° : International Summit on eHealth, Budapest, Hungary, June 14-16, 2016, Revised Selected Papers. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49655-9_2.