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Bildtolkningstjänst för synskadade: Hur mobiltelefonteknologi kan användas för att hjälpa synskadade personer att få information om sådant de inte kan se.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This project aimed to examine the possibilities of developing an easy-to-use mobile-based image description service. The idea is that users who are connected to the Internet using their computers or mobile phones describe what can be seen on pictures sent to them from the mobile phones of visually impaired users. The proposed users of this service are persons with varying degree of visual impairment, everything from completely blind people to those who have some sight left. The field of application can be everything from determining the taste of the yoghurt in the fridge and for how long the potato gratin should be cooked in the oven, to finding out the colour of a sweater and what programme the dishwasher is set to.In this report, the problems that visually impaired encounter in everyday life and which of these issues this type of service could solve, are examined. Different techniques and methods regarding transferring images and how the communication between the describer and the visually impaired user should work are compared. The development of a client prototype for Symbian mobile phones and the results after testing this application together with selected users are evaluated as well in detail.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 61 p.
Keyword [en]
Technology, Visually impaired, blind, cellphones, mobile phones
Keyword [sv]
Teknik, Syntolkning, synskadade, blinda, mobiltelefoner
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-44488Local ID: 248216d8-477b-44e6-bc80-86b3a4ed61bdOAI: diva2:1017767
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Computer Engineering, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20160402 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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