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dc.contributor.authorShilkrot, Roy
dc.contributor.authorMaes, Patricia
dc.contributor.authorHuber, Jochen
dc.contributor.authorWong, Meng Ee
dc.contributor.authorNanayakkara, Suranga
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-12T12:33:27Z
dc.date.available2015-03-12T12:33:27Z
dc.date.issued2015-04
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-4503-3145-6
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/95971
dc.description.abstractAccessing printed text in a mobile context is a major challenge for the blind. A preliminary study with blind people reveals numerous difficulties with existing state-of-the-art technologies including problems with alignment, focus, accuracy, mobility and efficiency. In this paper, we present a finger-worn device, FingerReader, that assists blind users with reading printed text on the go. We introduce a novel computer vision algorithm for local-sequential text scanning that enables reading single lines, blocks of text or skimming the text with complementary, multimodal feedback. This system is implemented in a small finger-worn form factor, that enables a more manageable eyes-free operation with trivial setup. We offer findings from three studies performed to determine the usability of the FingerReader.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipSUTD-MIT International Design Centreen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)en_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://confer.csail.mit.edu/chi2015/paper#!pn1559en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alikeen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/en_US
dc.sourceMIT web domainen_US
dc.titleFingerReader: A Wearable Device to Explore Printed Text on the Goen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationShilkrot, Roy, Jochen Huber, Meng Ee Wong, Pattie Maes. “FingerReader: A Wearable Device to Explore Printed Text on the Go.” CHI 2015 Crossings, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (April 18-23, 2015), Seoul, Korea.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Media Laboratoryen_US
dc.contributor.departmentProgram in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)en_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorShilkrot, Royen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorMaes, Patriciaen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorHuber, Jochenen_US
dc.relation.journalProceedings of the CHI 2015 Crossingsen_US
dc.eprint.versionAuthor's final manuscripten_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/ConferencePaperen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/NonPeerRevieweden_US
dspace.orderedauthorsShilkrot, Roy; Huber, Jochen; Wong, Meng Ee; Maes, Pattie; Nanayakkara, Surangaen_US
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7722-6038
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9154-4254
mit.licenseOPEN_ACCESS_POLICYen_US


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