Infrared-Based Communication Augmentation System for People With Multiple DisabilitiesBy Chen, Shi-Ching; Tang, Fuk-Tan; Chen, Yu-Luen; Chen, Weoi-Luen; Li, Yen-Chen; Shih, Ying-Ying; Lai, Jin-Shin; Kuo, Te-Son; Disability and Rehabilitation, Vol. 26, No. 18, pp. 1105-1109
Publication Date: September 2004
Paper describes an eyeglass infrared-based communication board, which was designed for people with quadriplegia and no vocal abilities. The system is composed of four major components: (1) a headset, (2) an infrared transmitting module, (3) an infrared receiver/signal processor, and (4) a main controller, which is an Intel-8951 microprocessor. The design is based on a model that utilizes an infrared remote module fashioned to a pair of eyeglasses, which can allow for the convenient control of the input motion on the keys of a communication board. The user employs neck rotation movements to aim the infrared beam at the keys of the communication board to perform all communicative functions. A detailed diagram of the system is presented. The authors contend that the increased opportunity to communicate using such a system would help people with multiple disabilities to socialize actively.
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This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J46935