A prototype helping device for the visually impaired using an optical to mechanical transducer

Pineda García, Garibaldi, Ortíz Bejar, José and Mercado Miramontes, José Francisco (2013) A prototype helping device for the visually impaired using an optical to mechanical transducer. 2013 IEEE International Autumn Meeting on Power Electronics and Computing (ROPEC), Morelia, Michoacán, México, 13-15 Nov. 2013. Published in: 2013 IEEE International Autumn Meeting on Power Electronics and Computing (ROPEC). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, México City, México. ISBN 9781479923700

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Abstract

Computer hardware is becoming ubiquitous, from kitchen appliances to research machines to cell phones. This availability of computing capable circuits has driven its cost down, thus making several applications possible on commercial hardware. Computer vision is one of such tasks, it is now possible to create computer based helping devices for the visually impaired. In recent years there has been an explotion of computer vision hardware for many applications, 3D scanners in particular which are used to interact with regular operative systems or games. This paper presents an apparatus which uses one of such devices (Kinect) developed by Microsoft that senses the world in 3D. This information is then processed with a low-power computer called the BeagleBone whose output will be sent to the user via mechanical pulses.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Keywords: computer vision, handicapped aids, prosthetics, spatial variables measurement, vibrations, vision defects, Computers, Hardware, Vibrations, Computer vision, Robot sensing systems, Kinect, Linux
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0075 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK6680.5 Digital video. General works
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics > TK7885 Computer engineering. Computer hardware
T Technology > TR Photography > TR0624 Applied photography Including artistic, commercial, medical photography, photocopying processes
T Technology > TR Photography > TR0624 Applied photography Including artistic, commercial, medical photography, photocopying processes > TR0692 Scientific and technical applications
Depositing User: Garibaldi Pineda Garcia
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2018 12:57
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2019 16:04
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/80944

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