Adaptive Smart Home System for DisabledBy Lauruska, Vidas; Serafinavicius, Paulius; Assistive Technology - Shaping the Future: AAATE 2003 Conference Proceedings, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 579-583
Publication Date: 2003
Paper describes a prototype system to help people with speech and physical disabilities use domestic electric appliances, send e-mail, and print text. The system’s functionality is based on scanning Windows control elements on a virtual keyboard. The user sends control commands by pressing a single on/off switch. When the user presses the switch, the computer sends the appropriate data to the server via wireless network. The system was under development at the time the article was written. Implications for alternative input methodologies are discussed. For example, if the user is deaf, special software can be employed to send text and graphic messages to control the home environment. A modified keyboard has also been proposed so that the system is accessible to users who are blind or deaf.
Published by: IOS Press (Website:http://www.iospress.nl)
Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) (Web Site: http://www.aaate.net )