Empowering persons with deafblindness: Designing an intelligent assistive wearable in the SUITCEYES project

Oliver Korn, Astrid M.L. Kappers, Raymond Holt, Nils Krister Persson, Efstratios Kontopoulos, Nasrine Olson

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Abstract

Deafblindness is a condition that limits communication capabilities primarily to the haptic channel. In the EU-funded project SUITCEYES we design a system which allows haptic and thermal communication via soft interfaces and textiles. Based on user needs and informed by disability studies, we combine elements from smart textiles, sensors, semantic technologies, image processing, face and object recognition, machine learning, affective computing, and gamification. In this work, we present the underlying concepts and the overall design vision of the resulting assistive smart wearable.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments Conference, PETRA 2018
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages545-551
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450363907
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 2018
Event11th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2018 - Corfu, Greece
Duration: 26 Jun 201829 Jun 2018

Conference

Conference11th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2018
CountryGreece
CityCorfu
Period26/06/1829/06/18

Keywords

  • Assistive technologies
  • Deafblindness
  • Gamification
  • Haptics
  • Hearing impairment
  • Smart textiles
  • Visual impairments
  • Wearables

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