Blind people need to become as independent as possible in their daily life in order to guarantee a fully social inclusion. Mobility means the possibility of freely moving, without support of any accompanying person, at home, in public and private buildings, and in open spaces, as the streets of the town. Mobile and wireless technologies, and in particular the ones used to locate persons or objects, can be used to realize navigation systems in an intelligent environment. Such systems open new opportunities to improve the speed, easiness, and safety of the visually impaired persons mobility. Using these technologies together with Text To Speech systems and a mobile-based database the authors developed a cost effective, easy-to-use orientation and navigation system: RadioVirgilio/SesamoNet 1. The cost effectiveness is due to the recovery of RFID identity tags from cattle slaughtering: these tags are then borrowed to create a grid used for navigation. In this paper the results of an usability analysis of this guide system are presented. A preliminary experiment involving a small group of experts and a blind person is described. In order to evaluate the usability, three cognitive walkthrough sessions have been done to discuss the system's basic functionality and to highlight the most critical aspects to be modified. © 2007 IEEE.

A system to aid blind people in the mobility: A usability test and its results / BIADER CEIPIDOR, Ugo; A., Datri; E., Datri; Medaglia, CARLO MARIA; Panizzi, Emanuele; Serbanati, Alexandru. - STAMPA. - (2007), pp. 35-35. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 2nd International Conference on Systems, ICONS 2007 tenutosi a Sainte-Luce, Martinique nel 22 April 2007 through 28 April 2007 [10.1109/icons.2007.7].

A system to aid blind people in the mobility: A usability test and its results

BIADER CEIPIDOR, Ugo;MEDAGLIA, CARLO MARIA;PANIZZI, Emanuele;SERBANATI, ALEXANDRU
2007

Abstract

Blind people need to become as independent as possible in their daily life in order to guarantee a fully social inclusion. Mobility means the possibility of freely moving, without support of any accompanying person, at home, in public and private buildings, and in open spaces, as the streets of the town. Mobile and wireless technologies, and in particular the ones used to locate persons or objects, can be used to realize navigation systems in an intelligent environment. Such systems open new opportunities to improve the speed, easiness, and safety of the visually impaired persons mobility. Using these technologies together with Text To Speech systems and a mobile-based database the authors developed a cost effective, easy-to-use orientation and navigation system: RadioVirgilio/SesamoNet 1. The cost effectiveness is due to the recovery of RFID identity tags from cattle slaughtering: these tags are then borrowed to create a grid used for navigation. In this paper the results of an usability analysis of this guide system are presented. A preliminary experiment involving a small group of experts and a blind person is described. In order to evaluate the usability, three cognitive walkthrough sessions have been done to discuss the system's basic functionality and to highlight the most critical aspects to be modified. © 2007 IEEE.
2nd International Conference on Systems, ICONS 2007
blind mobility; mobile communication and devices; rfid; usability test
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A system to aid blind people in the mobility: A usability test and its results / BIADER CEIPIDOR, Ugo; A., Datri; E., Datri; Medaglia, CARLO MARIA; Panizzi, Emanuele; Serbanati, Alexandru. - STAMPA. - (2007), pp. 35-35. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 2nd International Conference on Systems, ICONS 2007 tenutosi a Sainte-Luce, Martinique nel 22 April 2007 through 28 April 2007 [10.1109/icons.2007.7].
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