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JACIII Vol.16 No.1 pp. 124-130
doi: 10.20965/jaciii.2012.p0124
(2012)

Paper:

Efficiency Improvement of Information Acquisition in PC Operation with Auditory Signal

Hirohiko Honda* and Kazuko Tobita**

*Applied Computer Sciences, Shonan Institute of Technology, 1-1-25 Tsujido-Nishikaigan, Fujisawa, Kanagawa 251-8511, Japan

**Shonan Institute of Technology, 1-1-25 Tsujido-Nishikaigan, Fujisawa, Kanagawa 251-8511, Japan

Received:
May 23, 2011
Accepted:
September 5, 2011
Published:
January 20, 2012
Keywords:
human interface, assistive technology, adaptation, soundscape
Abstract

When using a personal computer (PC), the visually impaired and patients who have difficulty in maintaining a posture have a hard time in utilizing applications that rely on the state of the screen or GUI. In this study we designed a system that uses auditory signals effectively so that the changes in sound, rhythm, and tone enable the users to understand the current state and recognize transition of states. We focus on a mailing tool this time and make auditory signals selectable according to user characteristics by modifying artificial auditory signals that are similar to environmental sounds and combining them with voice synthesis. We discuss the meaning of the assistive tool that depends less on the screen.

Cite this article as:
Hirohiko Honda and Kazuko Tobita, “Efficiency Improvement of Information Acquisition in PC Operation with Auditory Signal,” J. Adv. Comput. Intell. Intell. Inform., Vol.16, No.1, pp. 124-130, 2012.
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