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2007 11th IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers (2007)
Boston, MA, USA
Oct. 11, 2007 to Oct. 13, 2007
ISBN: 978-1-4244-1452-9
pp: 1-8
Jeff Wilson , Biomedical Interactive Technology Center, Georgia Institute of Technology, jeff.wilson@bitc.gatech.edu
Bruce N. Walker , School of Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology; School of Interactive Computing - Georgia Institute of Technology, bruce.walker@psych.gatech.edu
Jeffrey Lindsay , School of Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology
Craig Cambias , School of Interactive Computing - Georgia Institute of Technology
Frank Dellaert , School of Interactive Computing - Georgia Institute of Technology
ABSTRACT
Wearable computers can certainly support audio-only presentation of information; a visual interface need not be present for effective user interaction. A System for Wearable Audio Navigation (SWAN) is being developed to serve as a navigation and orientation aid for persons temporarily or permanently visually impaired. SWAN is a wearable computer consisting of audio-only output and tactile input via a handheld interface. SWAN aids a user in safe pedestrian navigation and includes the ability for the user to author new GIS data relevant to their needs of wayfinding, obstacle avoidance, and situational awareness support. Emphasis is placed on representing pertinent data with non-speech sounds through a process of sonification. SWAN relies on a Geographic Information System (GIS) infrastructure for supporting geocoding and spatialization of data. Furthermore, SWAN utilizes novel tracking technology.
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C. Cambias, J. Wilson, B. N. Walker, F. Dellaert and J. Lindsay, "SWAN: System for Wearable Audio Navigation," 2007 11th IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers(ISWC), Boston, MA, USA, 2007, pp. 1-8.
doi:10.1109/ISWC.2007.4373786
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