VisualLink: Strengthening the connection between hearing-impaired elderly and their family

Hsiang Ting Hong, Tzu Yu Su, Po Hsun Lee, Ping-Chun Hsieh, Mian Jhong Chiu

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Abstract

Elderly who suffer from hearing impairment usually have difficulties talking on a phone due to the absence of face-to-face signals. This difficulty gradually weakens the connection between the elderly and their beloved family living remotely. To assist these hearing-impaired elderly, we propose VisualLink, a visual aids system for them to better receive and comprehend a call. Specifically, VisualLink notifies elderly of a call using notifications on large screen (TV) and wearable device with haptic feedback. The elderly then pick up the call via a VisualLink phone with a traditional-look, which automatically uses speech recognition to transcribe the call and show the caption on the screen, with interactive visual content such as images authored by the caller. In the evaluation of the prototype, participants gave VisualLink positive feedback for its ease of use and usefulness for making them better connected to their family's life.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2017 Extended Abstracts - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationExplore, Innovate, Inspire
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages67-73
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450346566
DOIs
StatePublished - 6 May 2017
Event2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2017 - Denver, United States
Duration: 6 May 201711 May 2017

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
VolumePart F127655

Conference

Conference2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2017
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period6/05/1711/05/17

Keywords

  • Assistive technology
  • Experimentation
  • Hearing impairment
  • Human factor

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    Hong, H. T., Su, T. Y., Lee, P. H., Hsieh, P-C., & Chiu, M. J. (2017). VisualLink: Strengthening the connection between hearing-impaired elderly and their family. In CHI 2017 Extended Abstracts - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems: Explore, Innovate, Inspire (pp. 67-73). (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings; Vol. Part F127655). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3027063.3049269