I-ball: A programmable sporting aid for children with a visual impairment to play soccer

Singh, Surya, Pounds, Paul and Kurniawati, Hanna (2013). I-ball: A programmable sporting aid for children with a visual impairment to play soccer. In: Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Design Methods, Tools, and Interaction Techniques for eInclusion. 7th International Conference, UAHCI 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A., (584-591). 21-26 July 2013. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-39188-0_63


Author Singh, Surya
Pounds, Paul
Kurniawati, Hanna
Title of paper I-ball: A programmable sporting aid for children with a visual impairment to play soccer
Conference name 7th International Conference, UAHCI 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013
Conference location Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.
Conference dates 21-26 July 2013
Proceedings title Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Design Methods, Tools, and Interaction Techniques for eInclusion   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Lecture Notes in Computer Science   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Heidelberg Germany
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-39188-0_63
ISBN 9783642391873
9783642391880
ISSN 0302-9743
Volume 8009
Start page 584
End page 591
Total pages 8
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The Interactive Ball ("I-Ball") is a programmable tonal soccer ball that varies its output based on measurements from an inertial sensor. As a sporting aid for children with blindness and low-vision it makes participation in team sports more accessible without a conspicuous constant tone and in a manner the provides information when stationary. The paper presents the design rationale of the system. Exploitative evaluation with visually impaired users indicates that the encoded information provides utility, but also that noise and wind are complicating external factors that can limit perceptual range.
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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Created: Mon, 08 Apr 2013, 17:26:31 EST by Hanna Kurniawati on behalf of School of Information Technol and Elec Engineering