An experience of information visualization and interaction for aphasic persons

Mariko Sasakura, Saori Iikuma, Yukihiro Izawa

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Abstract

Computers have been used for language therapy for aphasia persons. It is known that the usage of computer is effective for it. There are many problems for it but our interests are especially about the aspect of information visualization and interaction between computers and aphasia persons. In this paper, we report a prototype of rehabilitation system and the evaluation of the system by aphasia persons and speech therapists (STs). Aphasia persons have troubles to understand language. Most of them have troubles to read sentences. Also most of them have troubles to write characters and also lines in hand because the cause of aphasia is damages to the left part of brain. The proposed rehabilitation system allows aphasia persons to undergo treatment without writing characters or lines. Since they are not good at reading sentences, the user interface is designed especially using information visualization, as few characters. The evaluation of the system by aphasia persons and STs results good grade and both of them want to use the rehabilitation system by tablet computers much further.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Information Visualisation
Subtitle of host publicationComputer Graphics, Imaging and Visualisation, IV 2015
EditorsFatma Bouali, John Counsell, Sebastian Kernbach, Mark W. McK. Bannatyne, John Counsell, Chi Man Pun, Marjan Trutschl, Ebad Banissi, Weidong Huang, Gilles Venturini, Chun-Cheng Lin, Anna Ursyn, Remo Burkhard, Urska Cvek, Feng Lin, Theodor G. Wyeld, Jian J. Zhang, Martin J. Eppler, Georges Grinstein, Muhammad Sarfraz, Francis T. Marchese
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages553-556
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781467375689
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 18 2015
Event19th International Conference on Information Visualisation, IV 2015 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Jul 22 2015Jul 24 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Information Visualisation
Volume2015-September
ISSN (Print)1093-9547

Other

Other19th International Conference on Information Visualisation, IV 2015
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period7/22/157/24/15

Keywords

  • Aphasia
  • E-learning
  • Information visualization
  • Interaction
  • Welfare engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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