An independent shopping experience for wheelchair users through augmented reality and RFID

Zulqarnain Rashid (Lead / Corresponding author), Rafael Pous, Christopher S. Norrie

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Abstract

People with physical and mobility impairments continue to struggle to attain independence in the performance of routine activities and tasks. For example, browsing in a store and interacting with products located beyond an arm's length may be impossible without the enabling intervention of a human assistant. This research article describes a study undertaken to design, develop, and evaluate potential interaction methods for motor-impaired individuals, specifically those who use wheelchairs. Our study includes a user-centered approach, and a categorization of wheelchair users based upon the severity of their disability and their individual needs. We designed and developed access solutions that utilize radio frequency identification (RFID), augmented reality (AR), and touchscreen technologies in order to help people who use wheelchairs to carry out certain tasks autonomously. In this way, they have been empowered to go shopping independently, free from reliance upon the assistance of others. A total of 18 wheelchair users participated in the completed study.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
JournalAssistive Technology : The Official Journal of RESNA
Early online date23 Jun 2017
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 23 Jun 2017

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Keywords

  • Accessibility
  • Augmented reality (AR)
  • Human-centered computing
  • Radio frequency identification (RFID)
  • Wheelchair users

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An independent shopping experience for wheelchair users through augmented reality and RFID. / Rashid, Zulqarnain (Lead / Corresponding author); Pous, Rafael; Norrie, Christopher S.

In: Assistive Technology : The Official Journal of RESNA, 23.06.2017.

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