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The SOLAIRE Project: A Gaze-Contingent System to Facilitate Reading for Patients with Scotomatas

Emilien Tlapale 1 Jean-Baptiste Bernard 2 Eric Castet 2 Pierre Kornprobst 1, *
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1 ODYSSEE - Computer and biological vision
DI-ENS - Département d'informatique - ENS Paris, CRISAM - Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée , ENS-PSL - École normale supérieure - Paris, Inria Paris-Rocquencourt, ENPC - École des Ponts ParisTech
Abstract : Reading is a major issue for visually impaired patients suffering from a blind area in the fovea. Current systems to facilitate reading do not really benet from recent advances in computer science, such as computer vision and augmented reality. On the SOLAIRE project (Système d'Optimisation de la Lecture par Asservissement de l'Image au Regard), we develop an augmented reality system to help patients to read more easily, resulting from a strong interaction between ophthalmologists and researchers in visual neuroscience and computer science. The main idea in this project is to control the display of the text read with the gaze, taking into account the specic characteristics of the scotoma for every individual. This report describes the system.
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Emilien Tlapale, Jean-Baptiste Bernard, Eric Castet, Pierre Kornprobst. The SOLAIRE Project: A Gaze-Contingent System to Facilitate Reading for Patients with Scotomatas. [Technical Report] RT-0326, INRIA. 2006, pp.16. ⟨inria-00102542v2⟩



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