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Introduction of New Body-Braille Devices and Applications

  • Satoshi Ohtsuka
  • Nobuyuki Sasaki
  • Sadao Hasegawa
  • Tetsumi Harakawa
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7383)

Abstract

In this paper, two new Body-Braille devices are described. After the Body-Braille system and its current development status is explained, first, a new device for Braille-based real-time communication over internet (via Skype) is introduced and second, a new device for autonomous learning, which adopts wireless communication, is explained. The former is already developed and being used in the field test stage; the latter one is being developed now.

Keywords

Body-Braille vibration Helen Keller phone autonomous learning visually impaired deaf-blind 

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References

  1. 1.
    Ohtsuka, S., Sasaki, N., Hasegawa, S., Harakawa, T.: Body-Braille System for Disabled People. In: Miesenberger, K., Klaus, J., Zagler, W.L., Karshmer, A.I. (eds.) ICCHP 2008. LNCS, vol. 5105, pp. 682–685. Springer, Heidelberg (2008)CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Satoshi Ohtsuka
    • 1
  • Nobuyuki Sasaki
    • 2
  • Sadao Hasegawa
    • 3
  • Tetsumi Harakawa
    • 4
  1. 1.Gunma National College of TechnologyMaebashiJapan
  2. 2.Tsukuba University of TechnologyTsukubaJapan
  3. 3.OuunkaiShinjukukuJapan
  4. 4.Maebashi Institute of TechnologyMaebashiJapan

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