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User Evaluation of the SYNFACE Talking Head Telephone

  • Eva Agelfors
  • Jonas Beskow
  • Inger Karlsson
  • Jo Kewley
  • Giampiero Salvi
  • Neil Thomas
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4061)

Abstract

The talking-head telephone, Synface, is a lip-reading support for people with hearing-impairment. It has been tested by 49 users with varying degrees of hearing-impaired in UK and Sweden in lab and home environments. Synface was found to give support to the users, especially in perceiving numbers and addresses and an enjoyable way to communicate. A majority deemed Synface to be a useful product.

Keywords

User Evaluation Cochlear Implant Evaluation Participant Visual Speech Video Telephony 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eva Agelfors
    • 1
  • Jonas Beskow
    • 1
  • Inger Karlsson
    • 1
  • Jo Kewley
    • 2
  • Giampiero Salvi
    • 1
  • Neil Thomas
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept of Speech, Music and HearingKungl Tekniska Högskolan (KTH)StockholmSweden
  2. 2.Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID)LondonUK

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