27 April 2018 iSight: computer vision based system to assist low vision
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iSight is a mobile application to assist low vision people with the everyday task of sight. Specifically, the goal of the system is using 2D computer vision to refocus and visualize specific objects recognized in the image in an Augmented Reality scheme. This paper discusses the development of the application that uses a deep learning TensorFlow module to perform recognition of objects in the scene the user is looking at and consequently directs the formation of an augmented reality scene which is presented to the user to enhance their visual understanding. Both indoor and outdoor environments are tested and results are given. The success and challenges faced by iSight are presented along with future avenues of work.
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Lynne Grewe, Lynne Grewe, Archana Kashyap, Archana Kashyap, Krishnan Chandran, Krishnan Chandran, Allen Shahshahani, Allen Shahshahani, Jake Shahshahani, Jake Shahshahani, "iSight: computer vision based system to assist low vision", Proc. SPIE 10646, Signal Processing, Sensor/Information Fusion, and Target Recognition XXVII, 1064613 (27 April 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2305233; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2305233
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