Urgent mobile tool for hearing impaired, language dysfunction and foreigners at emergency situation

Naotsune Hosono, Miwa Nakanishi, Hiromitsu Inoue, Yutaka Tomita

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Abstract

This paper introduces a mobile application that allows deaf, language dysfunctioned, or non-native language users to report emergencies. An earlier version (booklet) was designed for hearing impaired person to be able to communicate with others without speaking. The current smart phone application allows calls to be made from a remote location. The screen transitions application follows the dialogue models used by emergency services. Users interact with the dialogues by tapping on icons or pictograms instead of using text messages. Evaluation by deaf people and a non-native speaker found that it was about three times quicker to report an emergency using this tool than it was by using text messages.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobileHCI 2014 - Proceedings of the 16th ACM International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages413-416
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450327718
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Sep 23
Event16th ACM International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2014 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 2014 Sep 232014 Sep 26

Publication series

NameMobileHCI 2014 - Proceedings of the 16th ACM International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services

Other

Other16th ACM International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI 2014
CountryCanada
CityToronto
Period14/9/2314/9/26

Keywords

  • Accessibility
  • Context of use
  • Human centred design
  • Human computer interface
  • Mobile

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Hosono, N., Nakanishi, M., Inoue, H., & Tomita, Y. (2014). Urgent mobile tool for hearing impaired, language dysfunction and foreigners at emergency situation. In MobileHCI 2014 - Proceedings of the 16th ACM International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (pp. 413-416). (MobileHCI 2014 - Proceedings of the 16th ACM International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2628363.2633568