Automatically Adapting Home Lighting to Assist Visually Impaired Children

Freeman, E. , Wilson, G. and Brewster, S. (2016) Automatically Adapting Home Lighting to Assist Visually Impaired Children. In: Proceedings of the 9th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - NordiCHI '16, Gothenburg, Sweden, 23-27 Oct 2016, ISBN 9781450347631 (doi:10.1145/2971485.2996742)

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Abstract

For visually impaired children, activities like finding everyday items, locating favourite toys and moving around the home can be challenging. Assisting them during these activities is important because it promotes independence and encourages them to use and develop their remaining visual function. We describe our work towards a system that adapts the lighting conditions at home to help visually impaired children with everyday tasks. We discuss scenarios that show how they may benefit from adaptive lighting, report on our progress and describe our planned future work and evaluation.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wilson, Dr Graham and Brewster, Professor Stephen and Freeman, Dr Euan
Authors: Freeman, E., Wilson, G., and Brewster, S.
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
ISBN:9781450347631
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 ACM
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
628131ABBIStephen BrewsterEuropean Commission (EC)611452COM - COMPUTING SCIENCE