RUDO: A Home Ambient Intelligence System for Blind People
AbstractThe article introduces an ambient intelligence system for blind people which besides providing assistance in home environment also helps with various situations and roles in which blind people may find themselves involved. RUDO, the designed system, comprises several modules that mainly support or ensure recognition of approaching people, alerting to other household members’ movement in the flat, work on a computer, supervision of (sighted) children, cooperation of a sighted and a blind person (e.g., when studying), control of heating and zonal regulation by a blind person. It has a unified user interface that gives the blind person access to individual functions. The interface for blind people offers assistance with work on a computer, including writing in Braille on a regular keyboard and specialized work in informatics and electronics (e.g., programming). RUDO can complement the standard aids used by blind people at home, it increases their independence and creates conditions that allow them to become fully involved. RUDO also supports blind people sharing a home with sighted people, which contributes to their feeling of security and greater inclusion in society. RUDO has been implemented in a household for two years, which allows an evaluation of its use in practice. View Full-Text
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Hudec, M.; Smutny, Z. RUDO: A Home Ambient Intelligence System for Blind People. Sensors 2017, 17, 1926.
Hudec M, Smutny Z. RUDO: A Home Ambient Intelligence System for Blind People. Sensors. 2017; 17(8):1926.Chicago/Turabian Style
Hudec, Milan; Smutny, Zdenek. 2017. "RUDO: A Home Ambient Intelligence System for Blind People." Sensors 17, no. 8: 1926.