A Context Aware Architecture to Support People with Partial Visual Impairments

  • João FernandesEmail author
  • João Laranjeira
  • Paulo Novais
  • Goreti Marreiros
  • José Neves
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 217)


Nowadays there are several systems that help people with disabilities on their quotidian tasks. The visual impairment is a problem that affects several people in their tasks and movements. In this work we propose an architecture capable of processing information from the environment and suggesting actions to the user with visual impairments, to avoid a possible obstacle. This architecture intends to improve the support given to the user in their daily movements. The idea is to use speculative computation to predict the users’ intentions and even to justify the reactive or proactive users’ behaviors.


decision support system ambient intelligence speculative computation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • João Fernandes
    • 1
    Email author
  • João Laranjeira
    • 3
  • Paulo Novais
    • 1
  • Goreti Marreiros
    • 2
    • 4
  • José Neves
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MinhoBragaPortugal
  2. 2.Institute of EngineeringPolytechnic of PortoPortoPortugal
  3. 3.CCTC – Computer Science and Technology CenterPortoPortugal
  4. 4.GECAD – Knowledge Engineering and Decision Support GroupPortoPortugal

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