IoT Technologies for HealthCare. 6th EAI International Conference, HealthyIoT 2019, Braga, Portugal, December 4–6, 2019, Proceedings

Research Article

Design of a Smart Mechatronic System to Combine Garments for Blind People: First Insights

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-030-42029-1_4,
        author={Daniel Rocha and V\^{\i}tor Carvalho and Filomena Soares and Eva Oliveira},
        title={Design of a Smart Mechatronic System to Combine Garments for Blind People: First Insights},
        proceedings={IoT Technologies for HealthCare. 6th EAI International Conference, HealthyIoT 2019, Braga, Portugal, December 4--6, 2019, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={HEALTHYIOT},
        year={2020},
        month={6},
        keywords={Smart closet Mechatronic system Machine learning Combination clothes Blind people},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-030-42029-1_4}
    }
    
  • Daniel Rocha
    Vítor Carvalho
    Filomena Soares
    Eva Oliveira
    Year: 2020
    Design of a Smart Mechatronic System to Combine Garments for Blind People: First Insights
    HEALTHYIOT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-42029-1_4
Daniel Rocha1,*, Vítor Carvalho,*, Filomena Soares1,*, Eva Oliveira2,*
  • 1: University of Minho
  • 2: IPCA
*Contact email: id8057@alunos.uminho.pt, vcarvalho@ipca.pt, fsoares@dei.uminho.pt, eoliveira@ipca.pt

Abstract

In some professions, the way we dress, has a great impact in the context we are inserted. This task can be a huge problem specially for the visually impaired. They dependent on their relatives, friends, and/or support center professionals for the purchase or for choosing the clothes to wear. With the advance of technology, it is important to minimize the limitations of a blind person. One of the issues that remain to be explored is the case of the selection and combination of garments by a blind user. This paper aims to present a prototype to help blind people in the selection of garments.