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Firouzian A., Kashimoto Y., Asghar Z., Keranen N., Yamamoto G., Pulli P. (2017) Twinkle Megane: Near-Eye LED Indicators on Glasses for Simple and Smart Navigation in Daily Life. 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, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49655-9_3

Twinkle megane : near-eye LED indicators on glasses for simple and smart navigation in daily life

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Author: Firouzian, Aryan1; Kashimoto, Yukitoshi2; Asghar, Zeeshan1,2;
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Box 3000, 90014 Oulu, Finland
2Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 8916-5, Takayama, Ikoma, Nara, Japan
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 2.1 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2019100330990
Language: English
Published: Springer Nature, 2017
Publish Date: 2019-10-03
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Abstract

We present an eyeglass-type wearable device that has light emitting diode (LED) indicators on the frame of it. The device produces lighting patterns of 14 RGB LEDs near user’s eyes as guiding information. Since installed LEDs on the frame of glasses are light and saving power, it is feasible to develop it for daily use. On the other hand, it cannot provide rich information such as text or images. In this study, we aim to realize a remote assistive system that provides assistive commands by lighting patterns of the eyeglass-type device from remote sites. Especially, we consider elderlies who are suffering from mild cognitive impairment as users. They would be one of potential user groups since the device does not block their sights by text or images and it can be worn in daily life without the additional sense of restraint. This paper explains our conceptual assistive system structure, a prototype eyeglass-type device with near-eye LED indicators and usability experimentation in simple navigational tasks.

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Series: Lecture notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
ISSN: 1867-8211
ISSN-E: 1867-822X
ISSN-L: 1867-8211
ISBN: 978-3-319-49655-9
ISBN Print: 978-3-319-49654-2
Volume: 181
Pages: 17 - 22
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-49655-9_3
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49655-9_3
Host publication: eHealth 360° : International Summit on eHealth, Budapest, Hungary, June 14-16, 2016, Revised Selected Papers
Host publication editor: Giokas, Kostas
Bokor, Laszlo
Hopfgartner, Frank
Conference: International Summit on eHealth
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
3125 Otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology
3142 Public health care science, environmental and occupational health
3141 Health care science
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Copyright information: © 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 Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering. The final authenticated version is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49655-9_3.