Presentation 2007/1/18
Development of Pen-based Note-Taking System for Blind People
Kimiyasu KIYOTA, Nobuo EZAKI, Kazuyuki Itoh, Kazuyuki Ito,
PDF Download Page PDF download Page Link
Abstract(in Japanese) (See Japanese page)
Abstract(in English) When we attend class, we frequently take notes. The method of taking note means writing much information as a paper record. However, we cannot write it down in the notebook if there is no visual feedback information. We propose a pen-based note-taking system, which is called the 'Pen-Talker' on the ultra mobile PCs for blind person. A blind novice user with acquired blindness is able to input Japanese characters directly instead of a keyboard without well training by using the proposed system. The system can recognize 3,126 characters including JIS Level 1 characters. This paper describes system design concept of the pen-based note-taking system.We also investigate a higher recognition engine based on a fusion of an on-line and off-line recognition algorithm, and voice assistance function for blind person. Screen information of a display is given to the user via built-in a screen reader in the system. Our present prototype model can be used as a note pad function using a simple button operation. By applying the additional improvement method, recognition accuracy was 93.3% for eight blind subjects. This is an extremely high score compared with the previous our recognition system's accuracies. Consequently, we confirmed the practical use possibility of the proposed system.
Keyword(in Japanese) (See Japanese page)
Keyword(in English) Pen input / Note taking / Blind people and Tablet PC
Paper # TL2006-45,SP2006-133,WIT2006-77
Date of Issue

Conference Information
Committee WIT
Conference Date 2007/1/18(1days)
Place (in Japanese) (See Japanese page)
Place (in English)
Topics (in Japanese) (See Japanese page)
Topics (in English)
Vice Chair

Paper Information
Registration To Well-being Information Technology(WIT)
Language JPN
Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page)
Sub Title (in Japanese) (See Japanese page)
Title (in English) Development of Pen-based Note-Taking System for Blind People
Sub Title (in English)
Keyword(1) Pen input
Keyword(2) Note taking
Keyword(3) Blind people and Tablet PC
1st Author's Name Kimiyasu KIYOTA
1st Author's Affiliation Kumamoto National College of Technology()
2nd Author's Name Nobuo EZAKI
2nd Author's Affiliation Toba National College of Maritime Technology
3rd Author's Name Kazuyuki Itoh
3rd Author's Affiliation National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities
4th Author's Name Kazuyuki Ito
4th Author's Affiliation National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities
Date 2007/1/18
Paper # TL2006-45,SP2006-133,WIT2006-77
Volume (vol) vol.106
Number (no) 489
Page pp.pp.-
#Pages 6
Date of Issue