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Title Mobility of visually impaired people : fundamentals and ICT assistive technologies / Edwige Pissaloux, Ramiro Velázquez, editors
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]
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Contents About the Editors; Introduction; Who May Benefit from Reading This Book?; An Overview of the Book; Space for Mobility and Its Conscious Perception; 1 Living in Space. A Phenomenological Account; 1 Introduction; 2 Lived Space as an Interconnected Set (Network) of Places; 2.1 The Reticular Organization of Lived Space; 2.2 What Places Are Is What They Are for; 2.3 Space in the Singular and Space in the Plural; 3 Lived Space As Shaped By One's Body; 3.1 The Egocentric Mode of Manifestation of Lived Space. Where Things Look to Be Depends on Where One Is
3.2 Living with a Body in Space. Space as that in Which One Must Find a Place3.3 When One's Where Is not Determined by the Position of One's Physical Body. Immersion in Virtual Spaces; 4 Lived Space and Possibilities. What is and What Can be; 4.1 To See Space Is to Foresee Possibilities; 4.2 What Kind of Action Possibilities One Anticipates When Perceiving Space; 4.3 Phenomenal Distance as a Measure of Availability for Use; 4.4 What Can Be and What Could Have Been: The Role of Counterfactual Statements in One's Experience of Space; 5 Lived Space and the Possibility of Being Perceived
4 Condillac Confronted with Merleau-Ponty4.1 The Merleau-Pontian Theory of the Cane; 4.2 Theoretical and Practical Contributions of the Condillacian Theory of Perception; 5 Conclusion; References; Neuro-cognitive Basis of Space Perception for Mobility; 4 The Multisensory Blind Brain; 1 Introduction; 2 What Is Multisensory?; 3 Multisensory Areas in the Brain; 4 Primary Visual Cortex; 4.1 Auditory Activation of Visual Areas; 4.2 Tactile and Proprioceptive Activation of Visual Areas; 4.3 Pain Activation of Visual Areas; 4.4 Chemical Senses; 5 Primary Auditory and Somatosensory Cortex
6 The Space of the Blind. Do Visually Impaired People Live in Another Space?6.1 The Memory-Dependence of the Space of the Blind; 6.2 Can Blind People Hide? The Principle of Perceptual Occlusion in the Blind; References; 2 Technologies to Access Space Without Vision. Some Empirical Facts and Guiding Theoretical Principles; 1 Sensory Substitution; 2 Spatial Localization; 2.1 The General Problem; 2.2 A Minimalist Method; 3 Sensori-Motor Rules; 4 The Space of Possibilities; 5 Shape Recognition; 6 Technical Mediations of Perceptual Activity ; 6.1 Sensory Modalities and Perceptual Modalities
6.2 The Tool 'in Hand'7 Conclusion: Perceptual Supplementation; References; 3 Mobility Technologies for Visually Impaired People Through the Prism of Classic Theories of Perception; 1 Introduction; 2 Mobility Technologies Through the Prism of Descartes; 2.1 A Theory of the Cane of the Blind Man in Descartes' Optics; 2.2 Information and Communication Technologies Through the Prism of Descartes; 3 An Alternative Theory: Condillac's Treatise on the Sensations; 3.1 From a Causalist Theory to an Empiricist Theory of Perception; 3.2 Mobility Technologies Through the Prism of Condillac
Summary This book discusses the design of the new mobility assistive information and communication technologies (ICT) devices for the visually impaired. The book begins with a definition of the space concept, followed by the concept of interaction with a space during mobility and this interaction characteristics. The contributors will then examine the neuro-cognitive basis of space perception for mobility and different theories of space perception. The text presents the existing technologies for space perception (sense recovery with stem and iPS cells, implants, brain plasticity, sensory substitution devices, multi modal technologies, etc.), the newest technologies for mobility assistance design, the way the feedback on environment is conveyed to the end-user. Methods for formative and summative evaluations of the mobility devices will also be discussed. The book concludes with a look to the future trends in research and technology development for mobility assistive information and communication technologies. Provides the basis for humanoid robot mobility and the framework for approaching of other types of - non-verbal- interactions with space Proposes a global approach to the complex question of the mobility of healthy and visually impaired people Describes current understanding how the interaction with the space via mobility impacts brain development and processing- non-verbal- interactions with space Proposes a global approach to the complex question of the mobility of healthy and visually impaired people Describes current understanding how the interaction with the space via mobility impacts brain development and processing
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed September 06, 2017)
Subject Blind, Apparatus for the -- Technological innovations.
Computers and people with visual disabilities.
People with visual disabilities -- Means of communication -- Technological innovations.
People with visual disabilities -- Orientation and mobility.
Form Electronic book
Author Pissaloux, Edwige, editor
Velázquez, Ramiro, editor
ISBN 3319544462 (electronic bk.)
9783319544465 (electronic bk.)