Nowadays, Assistive Technology (AT) systems are closely tied to the devices that they control. Considering a smart environment where a person with a disability needs to interact with multiple devices, the user is forced to rely on AT software tools available on the each used platform. Therefore, computer skills are required to adjust any different computing environment configuration according to the user's needs and preferences. To address such issues, in this paper, we discuss the usage of embedded systems able to interface sensors and existing AT software tools running on user's personal equipments, in order to natively interact with many platforms. Thus, our work aims to decouple AT software tools from the accessed computer systems, allowing us to control various kinds of computer systems, even those that do not provide any AT features, by using just a personal assistive equipment.

Using Embedded Systems to Spread Assistive Technology on Multiple Devices in Smart Environments

MULFARI, Davide;CELESTI, ANTONIO;FAZIO, MARIA;VILLARI, Massimo;PULIAFITO, Antonio
2014-01-01

Abstract

Nowadays, Assistive Technology (AT) systems are closely tied to the devices that they control. Considering a smart environment where a person with a disability needs to interact with multiple devices, the user is forced to rely on AT software tools available on the each used platform. Therefore, computer skills are required to adjust any different computing environment configuration according to the user's needs and preferences. To address such issues, in this paper, we discuss the usage of embedded systems able to interface sensors and existing AT software tools running on user's personal equipments, in order to natively interact with many platforms. Thus, our work aims to decouple AT software tools from the accessed computer systems, allowing us to control various kinds of computer systems, even those that do not provide any AT features, by using just a personal assistive equipment.
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