MOBILE VIDEOPHONES FOR SIGNED LANGUAGE COMMUNICATIONS

Kazuo Kamata, Takeaki Shionome, Hideo Yamamoto

Abstract

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) provide various kinds of information and communication services. For some people, however, their capabilities affect the accessibility to these services and terminal equipment. It must be ensured that the information and communication services of the Information Society are designed to be accessible from all. In this report we show certain results of our on-going project on signed language communication services by mobile videophones. The mobile videophones have an interesting feature of portability, but have certain difficulties in signed language production and perception due to the small size of displays. In this report we show the experimental results for Japanese Signed Language perception by small sizes of pictures. From the present results and previous experimental results, we discuss possible information and communication services by a signed language using mobile videophones from the user’s point of view: How well a user can perform his/her intended information activities under a particular use situation. This concept leads to another term, User-Based Quality of Service (UbQoS), which uses measure parameters of user’s attitude to the services at a particular situation, and includes human and social factors in addition to usual technological ones.

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in Harvard Style

Kamata K., Shionome T. and Yamamoto H. (2004). MOBILE VIDEOPHONES FOR SIGNED LANGUAGE COMMUNICATIONS . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on E-Business and Telecommunication Networks - Volume 3: ICETE, ISBN 972-8865-15-5, pages 209-214. DOI: 10.5220/0001394402090214


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icete04,
author={Kazuo Kamata and Takeaki Shionome and Hideo Yamamoto},
title={MOBILE VIDEOPHONES FOR SIGNED LANGUAGE COMMUNICATIONS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on E-Business and Telecommunication Networks - Volume 3: ICETE,},
year={2004},
pages={209-214},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001394402090214},
isbn={972-8865-15-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on E-Business and Telecommunication Networks - Volume 3: ICETE,
TI - MOBILE VIDEOPHONES FOR SIGNED LANGUAGE COMMUNICATIONS
SN - 972-8865-15-5
AU - Kamata K.
AU - Shionome T.
AU - Yamamoto H.
PY - 2004
SP - 209
EP - 214
DO - 10.5220/0001394402090214