A survey of assistive technologies and applications for blind users on mobile platforms: a review and foundation for research

Authors: Ádám Csapó, György Wersényi, Hunor Nagy, Tony Stockman in: Journal of Multimodal User Interfaces, Volume 9, Number 4, 2015 Abstract: This paper summarizes recent developments in audio and tactile feedback based assisstive technologies targeting the blind community. Current technology allows applications to be efficiently distributed and run on mobile and handheld devices, even in cases where computational requirements are significant.… Continue Reading A survey of assistive technologies and applications for blind users on mobile platforms: a review and foundation for research

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Open Position at ISI within Sound of Vision

Institute for Scientific Interchange(ISI) is seeking to appoint a highly motivated Postdoctoral Assistant to undertake research activities related to signal processing and machine learning for the understanding of human behavior through biosignals (EEG, EDA, etc.) within the scopes of the Horizon2020-funded project Sound Of Vision. Sound of Vision (Natural sense of vision through acoustics and haptics) is… Continue Reading Open Position at ISI within Sound of Vision

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Special Conference Dedicated to Innovation

The School of Health Science at the University of Iceland has organised an in-house conference that will be held on November the 12th (http://radstefnurhvs.hi.is/home). The aim of this conference is to disseminate innovative research carried out at the University in the area of Health Sciences. Although the conference is an in-house conference at the University… Continue Reading Special Conference Dedicated to Innovation

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Call for participation – ICAD 2016

Project members from Sound of Vision aim to attend the 22nd International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD 2016) ICAD is a highly interdisciplinary academic conference with relevance to researchers, practitioners, musicians, and students interested in the design of sounds to support tasks, improve performance, guide decisions, augment awareness, and enhance experiences. It is unique in… Continue Reading Call for participation – ICAD 2016

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Screenshot of sonification tool developed within the project.

Sound Prototyping Tool

The Sound Prototyping Tool is an internal tool created for the Sound of Vision project. It is used for creating and testing different sounds rendering models of custom defined 3D virtual scenes that mimic some of the real world situations visually impaired people might face. The tool is used to perform, save and model various sound tests. It also represents a great base which can be extended for other sound rendering related tasks, like headphone quality testing, HRTF testing, etc.
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White Cane Safety Day Event

On the international “White Cane Safety Day” which is held on October 15 every year, the first Charity Relay Run was organized in Győr, Hungary. Together with our local partners at the blind community, Lions Club and University, the Sound of Vision team used the occasion for distributing our mission, sharing information and establishing new contacts. Registration fees were donated for charity to the blind community. Continue Reading White Cane Safety Day Event

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