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Utilizing QR Code

  1. 1. Utilizing QR Code and Mobile Phones for Blinds and Visually Impaired People <ul><li>Hend S. Al-Khalifa, PhD </li></ul><ul><li>Information Technology Dept. </li></ul><ul><li>CCIS, King Saud University </li></ul><ul><li>Riyadh, Saudi Arabia </li></ul>
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Mobile Phones Facts </li></ul><ul><li>2D Barcode Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed System </li></ul><ul><li>Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mobile Phones Facts (1-3) <ul><li>Mobile phones are the fastest-selling consumer electronics item in history. </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile phones have become the principal telecommunications device around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Worldwide penetration of handsets is predicted to increase from 25 percent in 2006 to 50 percent in 2011. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mobile Phones Facts (2-3) Source: Gartner, http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=498310
  5. 5. Mobile Phones Facts (3-3) <ul><li>What about the Blinds and the Visually impaired? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No rough estimates! </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. 2D Barcodes <ul><li>The information is stored in 2 dimensions allowing much more information to be stored. </li></ul>Courtesy: Group 4 students at KSU, 2008
  7. 7. How it Works! www.google.com Free text 01234567 Courtesy: Group 4 students at KSU, 2008
  8. 8. Proposed System
  9. 9. Applications http://flickr.com/photos/ianturton/2206653043/sizes/s/ Shopping Museums http://flickr.com/photos/watz/1014907792/sizes/m/
  10. 10. Future Work <ul><li>Efficient compression algorithms must be investigated to speedup the delivery of large audio files over 3G networks. </li></ul><ul><li>Experiment with blind subjects to demonstrate the feasibility of using the system as a real-time aid. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Thank You www.hend-alkhalifa.com

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