Journal of Central South University

, Volume 21, Issue 9, pp 3551–3558 | Cite as

Smart phone-based context-aware augmentative and alternative communications system

  • DongGyu ParkEmail author
  • Sejun Song
  • DoHoon Lee


A smartphone-based context-aware augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) was applied was in order to enhance the user’s experience by providing simple, adaptive, and intuitive interfaces. Various potential context-aware technologies and AAC usage scenarios were studied, and an efficient communication system was developed by combining smartphone’s multimedia functions and its optimized sensor technologies. The experimental results show that context-awareness accuracy is achieved up to 97%.

Key words

augmentative alternative communication system context awareness mobile system location based services 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information Communication EngineeringChangwon National UniversityChangwonKorea
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City Kansas CityKansas CityUSA
  3. 3.Department of Computer SciencePusan National UniversityBusanKorea

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