Motion history to improve communication and switch access for people with severe and multiple disabilities

Guang Yang, Mamoru Iwabuchi, Rumi Hirabayashi, Kenryu Nakamura, Kimihiko Taniguchi, Syoudai Sano, Takamitsu Aoki

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Abstract

In this study, a computer-vision based technique called Motion History that visualizes the history of movement of the user, was applied to support communication and switch access for people with severe and multiple disabilities. Seven non-speaking children with severe physical and intellectual disabilities participated in the study, and Motion History successfully helped to investigate their voluntary movement and cognition. In addition, based on the feedback comments of the study, a new system was developed, which used the built-in camera of the tablet PC to observe Motion History, and made the system easier and more mobile to use. One of the features of the system could convert the recognized body movement into a switch control, where a good switch fitting was automatically established based on the motion history.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASSETS14 - Proceedings of the 16th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages309-310
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450327206
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Oct 20
Externally publishedYes
Event16th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2014 - Rochester, United States
Duration: 2014 Oct 202014 Oct 22

Publication series

NameASSETS14 - Proceedings of the 16th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility

Conference

Conference16th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2014
CountryUnited States
CityRochester
Period14/10/2014/10/22

Keywords

  • Communication
  • Motion history
  • OAK
  • Severe and multiple disabilities
  • Switch access

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture

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    Yang, G., Iwabuchi, M., Hirabayashi, R., Nakamura, K., Taniguchi, K., Sano, S., & Aoki, T. (2014). Motion history to improve communication and switch access for people with severe and multiple disabilities. In ASSETS14 - Proceedings of the 16th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (pp. 309-310). (ASSETS14 - Proceedings of the 16th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2661334.2661351