Volume 2(1), 2006-04, 38—54

Computer vision interaction for people with severe movement restrictions

César Mauri
GRIHO Research Group
Department of Computer and Industrial Engineering
Lleida University
Spain

Toni Granollers
GRIHO Research Group
Department of Computer and Industrial Engineering
Lleida University
Spain

Jesús Lorés
GRIHO Research Group
Department of Computer and Industrial Engineering
Lleida University
Spain

Mabel García
APPC Cerebral Palsy
Provincial Association
Tarragona
Catalonia, Spain

In this paper we present the starting point of research in applying human-computer interaction (HCI) techniques to help people with cerebral palsy to use computers via vision-based interaction. Our work includes the development and improvement of vision-based assistive technology, which was tested in experiments with cerebral palsy users. A brief review of current assistive technologies for severely physically impaired people and an explanation of the developed applications of such technologies are also presented. The final part of the paper describes the experimentation goals, process, and preliminary results. Future work directions are also indicated.

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