An Open Framework for Immersive and Non-immersive Accessibility Simulation for Smart Living Spaces

  • Athanasios Tsakiris
  • Panagiotis Moschonas
  • Konstantinos Moustakas
  • Dimitrios Tzovaras
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7251)

Abstract

In this paper, a novel open simulation platform is presented, which aims to provide a virtual prototyping and accessibility testing framework. The proposed framework is based on virtual user models which describe in detail all the physical parameters of a user with or without disabilities. Our approach covers the simulation of all major human functions including motor, vision and hearing through a unified simulation framework. The simulation is carried out in a virtual 3D or 2D representation of the design to be assessed either through an immersive or a non-immersive accessibility evaluation application.

Keywords

Virtual Environment Task Manager Simulation Module Simulation Framework Virtual Prototype 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Athanasios Tsakiris
    • 1
  • Panagiotis Moschonas
    • 1
  • Konstantinos Moustakas
    • 1
  • Dimitrios Tzovaras
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Research and Technology, HellasInformatics and Telematics InstituteThessalonikiGreece

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