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Text Language English
Authors Masakazu Iwamura, Yoshihiko Inoue, Kazunori Minatani, and Koichi Kise
Title Suitable Camera and Rotation Navigation for People with Visual Impairment on Looking for Something Using Object Detection Technique
Journal Proc. 17th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs (ICCHP 2020)
Pages pp.495-509
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Presentation type Oral
Month & Year September 2020
Abstract For people with visual impairment, smartphone apps that use computer vision techniques to provide visual information have played important roles in supporting their daily lives. However, they can be used under a specific condition only. That is, only when the user knows where the object of interest is. In this paper, we first point out the fact mentioned above by categorizing the tasks that obtain visual information using computer vision techniques. Then, in looking for something as a representative task in a category, we argue suitable camera systems and rotation navigation methods. In the latter, we propose novel voice navigation methods. As a result of a user study comprised of seven people with visual impairment, we found that (1) a camera with a wide field of view such as an omnidirectional camera was preferred, and (2) users have different preferences in navigation methods.
DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-58796-3_57
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