What do low-vision users really want from smart glasses? Faces, text and perhaps no glasses at all?
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Original versionLecture Notes in Computer Science 2016, 9758(1):187-194 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41264-1_25
Recent advances in low cost wearable computers opens up new possi- bilities for the development of innovative visual aids. A head - mounted display with cameras that capture view s of the physical wor ld, a wearable computer can process the image and present an augmented view to the user . Although, some research is reported into the development of such visu al prosthetics the function- alities often appear ad - hoc. This study set out to identify what functi onality vis- ually impaired users need in various contexts to reduce barriers. Information was gathered via interviews of visually impaired individuals . The results show that recognizing faces and text is the most important functions while the i dea of smart glasses where questioned.