Troyoculus: An Augmented Reality System to Improve Reading Capabilities of Night-Blind People

Tipo de publicación: Book Chapter

Publicado en: Ambient Assisted Living. ICT-based Solutions in Real Life Situations

Autores
  • Fernandez, Adrián
  • Fernandez, Paul
  • López, Gustavo
  • Calderón, Marta
  • Guerrero, LuisA.
  • Cleland, Ian
  • Guerrero, Luis
  • Bravo, José

Investigadores del CITIC asociados a la publicación
Gustavo López Herrera
Marta Calderón
Luis Alberto Guerrero Blanco

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

Palabras claves
  • Augmented reality
  • Head-mounted displays
  • Night-blind
  • Vision enhancement
Resumen

Our goal in this project was to develop an augmented reality system, called Troyoculus, to help night-blind people improve their reading capabilities. We developed two prototypes, one based on Oculus Rift and other based on a smartphone. We tested both prototypes using three variables: distance between the subject and the reading target, amount of light in the reading area, and font size. Two subjects participated in the testing. Results show an average improvement of at least 6 % points in reading performance and a maximum improvement of 43 % points using Oculus Rift at 12 lux. Test results of both prototypes were better than when subjects were not using any device.

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Troyoculus: An Augmented Reality System to Improve Reading Capabilities of Night-Blind People