Development and evaluation of the system on supporting communication using the translation device from Japanese voice to sign language animation for hearing-impaired people in stomach X-ray inspection
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants |
|Research Institution||Shiga University of Medical Science |
NISHIYAMA Katsuo Shiga University of Medical Science, Department of Preventive Medicine, Professor, 医学部, 教授 (60077691)
KUROKAWA Takao Kyoto Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Engineering and Science, Professor, 工芸科学研究科, 教授 (00029539)
KITAHARA Teruyo Shiga University of Medical Science, Department of Preventive Medicine, Research Associate, 医学部, 助手 (20293821)
TAODA Kazushi Shiga University of Medical Science, Department of Preventive Medicine, Assistant Professor, 医学部, 助教授 (90236175)
MORIMOTO Kazunari Shiga University of Medical Science, Department of Preventive Medicine, Associate Professor, 工芸科学研究科, 助教授 (00127169)
|Project Period (FY)
2000 – 2001
Completed (Fiscal Year 2001)
|Budget Amount *help
¥3,300,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,300,000)
Fiscal Year 2001: ¥1,200,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,200,000)
Fiscal Year 2000: ¥2,100,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,100,000)
|Keywords||Hearing-impaired people / Sign language / Stomach X-ray inspection / The right of receiving medical service / Barrier-free / Translation device from Japanese voice to the sigh language animation|
[Aim] Investigation of problems caused by the handicap of their communication and evaluation of the system on supporting their communication in the stomach X-ray inspection for hearing-impaired people.
[Subjects and Methods] 1. Questionnaire study for the investigation of problems among hearing-impaired people in Shiga prefecture.
.2. Field examination of the total time required, cumulative X-radiated time, exposed radiation dose, and subjective evaluation of the communication quality in the stomach X-ray inspection.
3. Development and evaluation of the system on supporting communication using the translation device from Japanese voice to the sign language animation.
[Results] 1. About 80 % of the respondents have received the stomach X-ray inspection before now. Their common communication methods were only useful for 50 % of the respondents. Difficulty of their communication in this inspection became clear.
2. The total time required and the cumulative X-radiated time were longer in the he
aring-impaired people than in the non impaired. The risk of radiation exposure against a radiological technologist was apprehended because he often looked at the stomach through a fluoroscope at hearing-impaired cases while the measured exposed doses were same as usual. The hearing-impaired people had good opinions while a radiological technologist felt the difficulty in the communication during the inspection
2. 3. As the results of the subjective evaluation by hearing-impaired people, the improved animation obtained higher rate in comprehensibility than those in the old animation while it did not reach the level of signers' translation in video. The mean rate of the correct answers in the improved animation was 70 % when it was evaluated under the simulation of the inspection, however, a few sentences were not understood at all. Further improvment of the expression power, including the natural and comprehensible expression, adding the situation of the inspection in the animation are issues in the future. Less
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