Deaf-blindness forces people to live in isolation. Up to now there is no existing technological solution enabling two (or many) Deaf-blind persons to communicate remotely among them in tactile Sign Language (t-SL). When resorting to t-SL, Deaf-blind persons can communicate only with persons physically present in the same place, because they are required to reciprocally explore their hands to exchange messages. We present a preliminary version of PARLOMA, a novel system to enable remote communication between Deaf-blind persons. It is composed of a low-cost depth sensor as the only input device, paired with a robotic hand as output device. Essentially, any user can perform handshapes in front of the depth sensor. The system is able to recognize a set of handshapes that are sent over the web and reproduced by an anthropomorphic robotic hand. PARLOMA can work as a “telephone” for Deaf-blind people. Hence, it will dramatically improve life quality of Deaf-blind persons. PARLOMA has been designed in strict collaboration with the main Italian Deaf-blind associations, in order to include end-users in the design phase.
PARLOMA – A Novel Human-Robot Interaction System for Deaf-blind Remote Communication / Russo L. O.; Airò Farulla G.; Pianu D.; Salgarella A.R.; Controzzi M.; Cipriani C.; Oddo C.M.; Geraci C.; Rosa S.; Indaco M.. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED ROBOTIC SYSTEMS. - ISSN 1729-8806. - ELETTRONICO. - 12:57(2015), pp. 1-13. [10.5772/60416]
|Titolo:||PARLOMA – A Novel Human-Robot Interaction System for Deaf-blind Remote Communication|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/60416|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|