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New solutions for old problems: Use of interfaces human / computer to assist people with visual and/or motor impairment in the use of DOSVOX and MicroFênix

The article describes two solutions to improve the interface to software tools developed at to Tercio Pacitti Institute – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, for people with disabilities. The first is an interface that allows people with visual impairments who also have the inability to use hands, have access to DOSVOX system, one of the most used Assistive Technologies in Brazil. DOSVOX enables the interaction between the visually impaired and the computer, whose operation is originally performed solely by keyboard, now can be operated via a gyroscope coupled to the user’s head, whose movement is translated into a series of keystrokes. The other interface is a BCI – Brain Computer Interface to MicroFênix, software designed for helping people with severe motor impairment to interact with a microcomputer.

Author(s):

Adriano Joaquim Cruz    
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

Henrique Serdeira    
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

João Sergio Assis    
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

José Antonio Borges    
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

José Fábio Araújo    
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

Marcia Cristina Soeiro    
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

Marcos Carvalho    
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

Mário Afonso Barbosa    
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

 

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