Proposal of communication system for deaf or hard-of-hearing people based on smartphone

Rei Kato, Takashi Isoyama, Itsuro Saito, Yoshinori Kusakabe, Yusuke Inoue, Shintaro Hara, Yusuke Abe

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Abstract

Assistive communication devices are available for deaf or hard-of-hearing (DHH) individuals. However, these devices often are only for face-to-face use and cannot provide text or symbol equivalents of verbal communication such as warnings, orders or requests. This paper suggests a new solution by a remote communication system based on an Android Smartphone for text communication from a family member or a health care worker to a DHH individual. This system was found to be good for home use from the viewpoints of coverage, cost, and simplicity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)O-446-O-447
JournalTransactions of Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering
Volume52
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Aug 17

Keywords

  • Bluetooth
  • Communication system
  • Deaf or hard-of-hearing
  • SmartWatch
  • Smartphone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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