A Novel Integrated System of Visual Communication and Touch Technology for People with Disabilities

Authors

รศ.ดร.ชุติสันต์ เกิดวิบูลย์เวช

Published

Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Abstract

Due to the current popularity of the internet of things (IoT), the research topic for communicating, connecting, and supporting people remotely through the internet is very popular in computational science in recent years. This paper presents a new integrated application to assist people with disabilities based on enhanced technologies of visual and touch communications in exploiting information and communication technology (ICT) innovative technologies. Our research aim is to help hearing impaired people to communicate both visually and affectingly to their loved one who may live distantly in different part of the world. By integrating an augmented reality application for visual communication and a wearable jacket for touch communication, it is able to support hard of hearing people via the human-computer interaction experience. A Google cardboard is also built for allowing people with hearing loss and deafness to have an immersive experience visually using augmented reality for geometric visualization. A hugging communication wearable tool, called T.Jacket, using sensor technology is then extended and applied to assist disabled people for hugging their loved one remotely by reproducing an artificial hug sense between two people affectingly. Experimental results have also been included to show the robustness of the proposed integrated application.

(2559). A Novel Integrated System of Visual Communication and Touch Technology for People with Disabilities. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2559(9787), 509-518.