Tuesday, November 01, 2005

//Mukana

An all-in-one device for the visually impared ...

"//MUKANA (the Finnish for aboard, along, in, on, part, with and within) is a piece of cutting-edge smart clothing for the visually impaired. It connects technology with textiles and thus promotes new approaches to dressing up. Users were given the main focus in the design. A group of visually impaired participated throughout the process of development. The final prototype was thoroughly tested by them.

//MUKANA includes a cell phone, a wireless headset, a Global Positioning System (GPS) module and voice recognition software. The system takes account of the special needs of the visually impaired. Users can ask //MUKANA to tell them their location, to give information on what route to take to their destination or on the timetables of public transportation."   continued ...   (Via //Mukana)

//Mukana - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

//Mukana.

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