Real-time scene monitoring for deaf-blind people

Kassem, K., Caramazza, P., Mitchell, K. J., Miller, M., Emadi, A. and Faccio, D. (2022) Real-time scene monitoring for deaf-blind people. Sensors, 22(19), 7136. (doi: 10.3390/s22197136) (PMID:36236236) (PMCID:PMC9571695)

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It is estimated that at least 15 million people worldwide live with severe deaf-blindness, with many more experiencing varying degrees of deaf-blindness. The existing options of assistance are mostly limited to walking canes, guide dogs and human care. We propose a wearable device which harnesses a multi-antenna mmWave radar transceiver and a haptic feedback array for real time detection of a person moving within a scene. We present our findings from a series of workshops with participants classed with multi-sensory impairments (MSI), to demonstrate the relative success of this approach and its potential for integration into existing assistance for the MSI of the future.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Miller, Mr Mitchell and Caramazza, Piergiorgio and Faccio, Professor Daniele and Emadi, Dr Azadeh and Mitchell, Mr Kevin and Kassem, Khaled
Authors: Kassem, K., Caramazza, P., Mitchell, K. J., Miller, M., Emadi, A., and Faccio, D.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Sensors
ISSN (Online):1424-8220
Published Online:21 September 2022
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2022 The Authors
First Published:First published in Sensors 22(19): 7136
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License
Data DOI:10.5525/gla.researchdata.1323

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
311811Touch post-covid19: navigating through deafblindness in Scotland via contactless haptic audio-visual technologies of perception.Azadeh EmadiArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/V012797/1Arts - Film and television studies
305567QuantIC - The UK Quantum Technoogy Hub in Quantum Enhanced ImagingMiles PadgettEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/T00097X/1P&S - Physics & Astronomy
305153RAEng Chair Emerging TechnologiesDaniele FaccioRoyal Academy of Engineering (RAE)CiET1819/20P&S - Physics & Astronomy