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Mobility of visually impaired people : fundamentals and ICT assistive technologies

Author: Edwige Pissaloux; Ramiro Velázquez
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018] ©2018
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edwige Pissaloux; Ramiro Velázquez
ISBN: 9783319544465 3319544462
OCLC Number: 1001809139
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
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 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 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
Responsibility: Edwige Pissaloux, Ramiro Velázquez, editors.

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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.),  Read more...

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