MobiReader : a wearable, assistive smartphone peripheral for reading text
Author(s)Polanco, Marcelo Rene II
Wearable, assistive smartphone peripheral for reading text
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
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Accessing printed text in mobile situations is inconvenient for people with visual impairments. Existing smartphone technologies often require refined aiming and focusing actions that prove difficult for the target user group to perform. In an attempt to mitigate these issues, the FingerReader was developed to assist in reading printed text. This thesis discusses the evolution of the FingerReader to the MobiReader, a mobile version of its predecessor meant to extend its potential as a pocketable, assistive reading device. The remainder of this document discusses the implementation and technical components of the MobiReader for the Android platform and reports its evaluation in a user study.
Thesis: M. Eng. in Computer Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2015.This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.Cataloged from student-submitted PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 63-65).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.