Alternative and Augmentative Communication for People with Disabilities and Language Problems: An Eye Gaze Tracking Approach

Tipo de publicación: Book Chapter

Publicado en: Advances in Design for Inclusion

Autores
  • Arias, Emmanuel
  • López, Gustavo
  • Quesada, Luis
  • Guerrero, Luis
  • Di Bucchianico, Giuseppe
  • Kercher, Pete

Investigadores del CITIC asociados a la publicación
Gustavo López Herrera
Luis Quesada Quirós
Luis Alberto Guerrero Blanco

Proyecto asociado a la publicación
Diseño y desarrollo de interfaces no tradicionales con fines educativos y terapéuticos

Palabras claves
  • Alternative communication
  • Digital inclusion
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Reduced mobility
Resumen

Alternative and augmentative communications encapsulates the use of technology to provide communication means for people with some sort of disability. In this paper, we present a prototype that provides both pictographic and alphabetic options to allow communication. Our system was originally designed for people that suffer physical disabilities and are not able to move their body. To allow interaction we provide an eye gazed based interaction. Our system was evaluated with an experienced test subject, because the system requires training to be used. However, evaluations results demonstrated that a skilled user requires less than two seconds (average) to select a pictogram or letter (i.e., in less than a minute, a 30 characters long phrase or up to two semantically correct sentences using pictograms can be produced).

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Alternative and Augmentative Communication for People with Disabilities and Language Problems: An Eye Gaze Tracking Approach