Bibtex de la publication

@InProceedings{ DrOrKaThJo2008.1,
author = {Dramas, Florian and Oriola, Bernard and Katz, Brian F.G. and Thorpe, Simon and Jouffrais, Christophe},
title = "{Designing an assistive device for the blind based on object localization and augmented auditory reality (poster)}",
booktitle = "{ACM Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 2008), Halifax, Canada, 13/10/08-15/10/08}",
year = {2008},
month = {octobre},
publisher = {ACM : Association for Computing Machinery},
address = {},
pages = {(on line)},
language = {anglais},
URL = {},
abstract = {There are many electronic devices for the visually impaired but few actually get used on a daily basis. This is due in part to the fact that many devices often fail to address the real needs of the users. In this study, we begin with a review of the existing literature followed by a survey of 54 blind people which suggests that one particular function could be particularly useful in a new device, namely, the ability to localize objects. We have tested the possibility of using a sound rendering system to indicate a particular spatial location, and propose to couple this with a biologically inspired image processing system that can locate visual patterns that correspond to particular objects and places. We believe that such a system can address one of the major problems faced by the visually handicapped, namely their difficulty in localizing specific objects.}