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dc.contributor.authorCalder, David
dc.contributor.editorJu-Jang Lee and Marc Wilhelm Kuster
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T12:07:48Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T12:07:48Z
dc.date.created2012-02-20T20:01:14Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationCalder, David J. 2011. An obstacle signaling system for the blind, in 5th IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies (DEST), May 31 - Jun 03 2011. Daejeon, South Korea: IEEE.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/18434
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/DEST.2011.5936599
dc.description.abstract

Many commercial navigation aids suffer from a number of design flaws, the most important of which are related to the human interface that conveys information to the user. Aids for the visually impaired are lightweight electronic devices that are either incorporated into a long cane, hand-held or worn by the client, warning of hazards ahead. Most aids use vibrating buttons or sound alerts to warn of upcoming obstacles, a method which is only capable of conveying very crude information regarding direction and proximity to the nearest object. Some of the more sophisticated devices use a complex audio interface in order to deliver more detailed information, but this often compromises the user’s hearing, a critical impairment for a blind user. The author has produced an original design and working prototype solution which is a major first step in addressing some of these faults found in current production models for the blind.

dc.publisherIEEE
dc.subjectlong cane
dc.subjectassistive technology
dc.subjectblind user
dc.subjecthazard warning displays
dc.subjectsound interface displays
dc.titleAn obstacle signaling system for the blind
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.startPage62
dcterms.source.endPage67
dcterms.source.titleProceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies (IEEE DEST 2011)
dcterms.source.seriesProceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies (IEEE DEST 2011)
dcterms.source.isbn978-1-4577-0871-8
dcterms.source.conference5th IEEE International Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies (IEEE DEST 2011)
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateMay 31 2011
dcterms.source.conferencelocationDaejeon, South Korea
dcterms.source.placeSouth Korea
curtin.departmentDigital Ecosystems and Business Intelligence Institute (DEBII)
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