EAI Endorsed Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technology 17(12): e6

Research Article

Twinkle Megane: Evaluation of Near-Eye LED Indicators on Glasses for Simple and Smart Navigation in Daily Life

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.7-9-2017.153068,
        author={Aryan Firouzian and Yukitoshi Kashimoto and Goshiro Yamamoto and Niina Keranen and Zeeshan Asghar and Petri Pulli},
        title={Twinkle Megane: Evaluation of Near-Eye LED Indicators on Glasses for Simple and Smart Navigation in Daily Life},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technology},
        volume={17},
        number={12},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={PHAT},
        year={2017},
        month={9},
        keywords={Head Mounted Display, wearable device, LED indicators, assistive system, elderly, mild cognitive impairment},
        doi={10.4108/eai.7-9-2017.153068}
    }
    
  • Aryan Firouzian
    Yukitoshi Kashimoto
    Goshiro Yamamoto
    Niina Keranen
    Zeeshan Asghar
    Petri Pulli
    Year: 2017
    Twinkle Megane: Evaluation of Near-Eye LED Indicators on Glasses for Simple and Smart Navigation in Daily Life
    PHAT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.7-9-2017.153068
Aryan Firouzian1,*, Yukitoshi Kashimoto2, Goshiro Yamamoto2, Niina Keranen1, Zeeshan Asghar3, Petri Pulli1
  • 1: University of Oulu, Box 3000, FI-90014, Oulu Finland
  • 2: Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 8916-5, Takayama, Ikoma, Nara Japan
  • 3: University of Oulu, Box 3000, FI-90014, Oulu Finland; Nara Institute of Science and Technology, 8916-5, Takayama, Ikoma, Nara Japan
*Contact email: aryan.firouzian@oulu.fi

Abstract

We present an eyeglass-type wearable device that has light emitting diode (LED) indicators on the frame. The device produces lighting patterns of 14 RGB LEDs near user’s eyes as guiding information. Since installed LEDs are light and saving power, it is feasible to develop it for daily use. On the other hand, it cannot provide rich information such as text or images. In this study, we aim to realize a remote assistive system that provides assistive commands by visual cues from remote sites. Especially, we consider elderlies who are su ering from mild cognitive impairment as users. They would be one of potential user groups since the device does not block their sights by text or images and it can be worn in daily life without the additional sense of restraint. This paper explains our conceptual assistive system structure, a prototype eyeglass-type device with near-eye LED indicators and usability experimentation in simple detecting and walking navigational tasks.