Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired People

The design and development of low cost carry on device to enhance the functionality and the mobility of visually impaired blind people remains elusive and difficult to achieve. Dr. Yeasin is researching on developing assistive technologies for blind people. In particular, his research foci includes (but not limited to): (i) determining where they are and how to reach their destination (in a broad sense); (ii) handheld device for reading labels on medicines,cans and mails; (iv) crossing streets (in avoiding being hit by quiet cars); and (v) walking in a straight line. This can be useful in numerous circumstances such as walking in open spaces, walking on sidewalks, walking in malls, etc.

 

Below is the list of papers and posters related to this project:

  1. Akbar S. Shaik, G. Hossain, and M. Yeasin. 2010. Design, development and performance evaluation of reconfigured mobile Android phone for people who are blind or visually impaired. In Proceedings of the 28th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication (SIGDOC ’10). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 159-166.
  2. G. Hossain, Akbar S. Shaik, and M. Yeasin. 2011. Cognitive Load and Usability Analy-sis of R-MAP for people who are blind or visually impaired. In Proceedings of the 29th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication (SIGDOC ’11). ACM, New York, NY, USA
  3. MobiCASE-Short-paper
  4. Poster: IEEE Conference Mobile Technology for Teaching and Learning
  5. Poster: MobiCASE-2011-UCLA
  6. Flyer : Memphis Innovation and Research Expo 2011