Abstract

Over the last few years, Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology has gained popularity for use in assistive technology for individuals who are blind. Recently, RFID-based wearable assistive devices have been developed for individuals who are blind to assist with navigation or remote object perception. However, RFID-based assistive technology suffers from two major drawbacks: (1) information overload in environments with many tagged objects, and (2) usability issues in untagged environments. In this paper, we propose a framework for integrating RFID and computer vision in assistive devices for remote object perception to overcome the aforementioned limitations. Computer vision enables content selection to help prevent information overload and provide users with only relevant information found through RFID. Moreover, computer vision can be used to learn a mapping between visual data and object features as acquired through tags, which will enable computer vision to replace RFID in untagged environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2008 Ambi-Sys Workshop on Haptic User Interfaces in Ambient Media Systems, HAS 2008
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
StatePublished - Feb 14 2008
Event2008 1st Ambi-Sys Workshop on Haptic User Interfaces in Ambient Media Systems, HAS 2008 - Quebec City, Canada
Duration: Feb 11 2008Feb 14 2008

Other

Other2008 1st Ambi-Sys Workshop on Haptic User Interfaces in Ambient Media Systems, HAS 2008
CountryCanada
CityQuebec City
Period2/11/082/14/08

Keywords

  • Assistive
  • Computer vision
  • Distal object perception
  • RFID

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    McDaniel, T., Kahol, K., Villanueva, D., & Panchanathan, S. (2008). Integration of RFID and computer vision for remote object perception for individuals who are blind. In Proceedings of the 2008 Ambi-Sys Workshop on Haptic User Interfaces in Ambient Media Systems, HAS 2008 [1413914] Association for Computing Machinery, Inc.