[DC] Computational Design of Smart Lighting Systems for Visually Impaired People, using VR and AR Simulations

Katharina Krösl
[DC] Computational Design of Smart Lighting Systems for Visually Impaired People, using VR and AR Simulations
In Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR-Adjunct). October 2018.
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  • Publication Type: Conference Paper
  • Workgroup(s)/Project(s):
  • Date: October 2018
  • Booktitle: Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR-Adjunct)
  • Event: ISMAR 2018
  • Lecturer: Katharina Krösl
  • Location: Munich
  • Open Access: no
  • Publisher: IEEE
  • Keywords: vision impairments, lighting design, virtual reality, user study

Abstract

This Doctoral Consortium paper presents my dissertation research in a multidisciplinary setting, spanning over the areas of architecture, specifically lighting design and building information modeling, to virtual reality (VR) and perception. Since vision impairments are hardly taken into account in architecture and lighting design today, this research aims to provide the necessary tools to quantify the effects of vision impairments, so design guidelines regarding these impairments can be developed. Another research goal is the determination of the influence of different lighting conditions on the perception of people with vision impairments. This would allow us to develop smart lighting systems that can aid visually impaired people by increasing their visual perception of their environment. This paper also outlines the concept for a tool to automatically generate lighting solutions and compare and test them in VR, as design aid for architects and lighting designers.

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@inproceedings{kroesl-2018-DC,
  title =      "[DC] Computational Design of Smart Lighting Systems for
               Visually Impaired People, using VR and AR Simulations",
  author =     "Katharina Kr\"{o}sl",
  year =       "2018",
  abstract =   "This Doctoral Consortium paper presents my dissertation
               research in a multidisciplinary setting, spanning over the
               areas of architecture, specifically lighting design and
               building information modeling, to virtual reality (VR) and
               perception. Since vision impairments are hardly taken into
               account in architecture and lighting design today, this
               research aims to provide the necessary tools to quantify the
               effects of vision impairments, so design guidelines
               regarding these impairments can be developed. Another
               research goal is the determination of the influence of
               different lighting conditions on the perception of people
               with vision impairments. This would allow us to develop
               smart lighting systems that can aid visually impaired people
               by increasing their visual perception of their environment.
               This paper also outlines the concept for a tool to
               automatically generate lighting solutions and compare and
               test them in VR, as design aid for architects and lighting
               designers.",
  month =      oct,
  booktitle =  "Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Symposium on
               Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR-Adjunct)",
  event =      "ISMAR 2018",
  location =   "Munich",
  publisher =  "IEEE",
  keywords =   "vision impairments, lighting design, virtual reality, user
               study",
  URL =        "/research/publications/2018/kroesl-2018-DC/",
}