Sensors 2010, 10(1), 374-387; doi:10.3390/s100100374

Building Intelligent Communication Systems for Handicapped Aphasiacs

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Received: 12 November 2009; in revised form: 10 December 2009 / Accepted: 15 December 2009 / Published: 5 January 2010
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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Abstract: This paper presents an intelligent system allowing handicapped aphasiacs to perform basic communication tasks. It has the following three key features: (1) A 6-sensor data glove measures the finger gestures of a patient in terms of the bending degrees of his fingers. (2) A finger language recognition subsystem recognizes language components from the finger gestures. It employs multiple regression analysis to automatically extract proper finger features so that the recognition model can be fast and correctly constructed by a radial basis function neural network. (3) A coordinate-indexed virtual keyboard allows the users to directly access the letters on the keyboard at a practical speed. The system serves as a viable tool for natural and affordable communication for handicapped aphasiacs through continuous finger language input.
Keywords: handicapped aphasiacs; data glove; finger gestures; finger language; neural network
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Fu, Y.-F.; Ho, C.-S. Building Intelligent Communication Systems for Handicapped Aphasiacs. Sensors 2010, 10, 374-387.

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Fu Y-F, Ho C-S. Building Intelligent Communication Systems for Handicapped Aphasiacs. Sensors. 2010; 10(1):374-387.

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Fu, Yu-Fen; Ho, Cheng-Seen. 2010. "Building Intelligent Communication Systems for Handicapped Aphasiacs." Sensors 10, no. 1: 374-387.

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