Masahiro Miyakawa

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Much research has been done worldwide on support systems for visually impaired persons. There are still many problems in representing the real-time information that changes around the user. In this paper, we outline the design of a visual support system that provides three-dimensional visual information using three-dimensional virtual sound.(More)
For a visually impaired person landmarks play central role in his environment recognition. We set landmarks in the environment by RFIDs. We want to identify, trace and localizing them. As visually impairedness badly interfere with the detection of changes in the environment, we target localization of active RFID tags which are deployed in the room and(More)
By combining 3D shape modeler (a program which can generate 3D shapes in graphics in a computer) and haptic-sensable devices, we are developing a touch-sensable system to help a blind person understand 3D shapes. Here we report a pathway simulator which simulates a guiding of a pathway through haptic recognition. If we could indicate a pathway by haptic(More)