Model-based Obstacle Sonification for the Navigation of Visually Impaired Persons

Authors: Simone Spagnol, Charalampos Saitis, Michal Bujacz, Omar I. Johannesson, Kyriaki Kalimeri, Alin Moldoveanu, Arni Kristjansson, Runar Unnthorsson in: 19th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-16) Abstract: This paper proposes a sonification model for encoding visual 3D information into sounds, inspired by the impact properties of the objects encountered during blind navigation. The proposed model is compared… Continue Reading Model-based Obstacle Sonification for the Navigation of Visually Impaired Persons

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The Sound of Vision Project: On the Feasibility of an Audio-Haptic Representation of the Environment, for the Visually Impaired

Authors: Ómar I. Jóhannesson, Oana Balan, Runar Unnthorsson, Alin Moldoveanu and Árni Kristjánsson in: Brain Sciences. 2016, 6(3), 20; Abstract: The Sound of Vision project involves developing a sensory substitution device that is aimed at creating and conveying a rich auditory representation of the surrounding environment to the visually impaired. However, the feasibility of such an approach is… Continue Reading The Sound of Vision Project: On the Feasibility of an Audio-Haptic Representation of the Environment, for the Visually Impaired

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Identifying Urban Mobility Challenges for the Visually Impaired with Mobile Monitoring of Multimodal Biosignals

Authors: Charalampos Saitis and Kyriaki Kalimeri in: Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 616-627 Abstract: In this study, we aim to better the user experience of the visually impaired when navigating in unfamiliar outdoor environments assisted by mobility technologies. We propose a framework for assessing their cognitive-emotional experience based on ambulatory monitoring and multimodal fusion of electroencephalography, electrodermal activity, and blood… Continue Reading Identifying Urban Mobility Challenges for the Visually Impaired with Mobile Monitoring of Multimodal Biosignals

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Sound of Vision participation at nextEHealth 2016

The Sound of Vision project was present at the nextEHealth 2016 Conference. The most important eHealth conference in Romania, nextEHealth is dedicated to the most relevant decision factors in the industry of medical services within the country. It represents an annual meeting place for government authorities, hospital managers, medical directors, as well as physicians and other medical as… Continue Reading Sound of Vision participation at nextEHealth 2016

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Translational research— the need of a new bioethics approach

Authors: Sorin Hostiuc, Alin Moldoveanu, Maria-Iuliana Dascălu, Runar Unnthorsson, Ómar I. Jóhannesson and Ioan Marcus in: Journal of Translational Medicine, 2016 Abstract: Translational research tries to apply findings from basic science to enhance human health and well‑being. Many phases of the translational research may include non‑medical tasks (information technology, engineering, nano-technology, biochemistry, animal research, economy, sociology, psychology, politics, and… Continue Reading Translational research— the need of a new bioethics approach

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