Reinhard Koutny, Klaus Miesenberger,
"Virtual mobility trainer for visually impaire people"
, in AAATE, in Technology and Disability, Serie Technology and Disability, Vol. 26, Nummer 4, IOS Press, Seite(n) 211, 12-2014, ISSN: 1055-4181
Virtual mobility trainer for visually impaire people
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This paper presents a prototype of a location-based and context aware system supporting blind and visually impaired people to improve their mobility skills and in particular enhancing traditional mobility training. The system supports annotating pre-defined routes with information provided in standard mobility training sessions for blind people. This allows later on to reuse the information provided in a person to person session and even to share this expertise with other people. People in need of knowing by heart a certain route can go back to the stored mobility training information to better remember and learn how to manage this route independently. The virtual mobility trainer allows making repeatedly, time independent and location-based us of information provided from a human instructor. This paper presents a first prototype which allows designing routs, accessible to blind and visually impaired people in an unknown environment. The Digital Graffiti framework was used as underlying framework, which supports the needed annotation of maps with virtual landmarks.