Bionic eyeglass: An audio guide for visually impaired

Kristóf Karacs, Anna Lázár, Róbert Wagner, Dávid Bálya, T. Roska, Mihály Szuhaj

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Abstract

A bionic eyeglass is proposed in this paper, a device that helps blind and visually impaired people in basic tasks of their everyday life by converting visual information into speech. The indoor and outdoor situations and tasks have been selected by a technical committee consisting of blind and visually impaired persons, considering their most important needs and potential practical benefits that an audio guide can provide. Two types of cellular wave computing algorithms are used: general spatial-temporal event detection by analogic subroutines, and recently developed multi-channel mammalian retinal model followed by a classifier. The basic idea is to mimic the way the nervous system discriminates relevant information from the irrelevant - namely realize an attention model. Typical indoor and outdoor event detection processes are considered and explained through examples. We present advances in adaptive color processing and number recognition.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 2006 Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference Healthcare Technology, BioCAS 2006
Pages190-193
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventIEEE 2006 Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference Healthcare Technology, BioCAS 2006 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Nov 29 2006Dec 1 2006

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OtherIEEE 2006 Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference Healthcare Technology, BioCAS 2006
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period11/29/0612/1/06

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Eyeglasses
Bionics
Subroutines
Neurology
Classifiers
Color
Processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Karacs, K., Lázár, A., Wagner, R., Bálya, D., Roska, T., & Szuhaj, M. (2006). Bionic eyeglass: An audio guide for visually impaired. In IEEE 2006 Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference Healthcare Technology, BioCAS 2006 (pp. 190-193). [4600340] https://doi.org/10.1109/BIOCAS.2006.4600340

Bionic eyeglass : An audio guide for visually impaired. / Karacs, Kristóf; Lázár, Anna; Wagner, Róbert; Bálya, Dávid; Roska, T.; Szuhaj, Mihály.

IEEE 2006 Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference Healthcare Technology, BioCAS 2006. 2006. p. 190-193 4600340.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Karacs, K, Lázár, A, Wagner, R, Bálya, D, Roska, T & Szuhaj, M 2006, Bionic eyeglass: An audio guide for visually impaired. in IEEE 2006 Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference Healthcare Technology, BioCAS 2006., 4600340, pp. 190-193, IEEE 2006 Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference Healthcare Technology, BioCAS 2006, London, United Kingdom, 11/29/06. https://doi.org/10.1109/BIOCAS.2006.4600340
Karacs K, Lázár A, Wagner R, Bálya D, Roska T, Szuhaj M. Bionic eyeglass: An audio guide for visually impaired. In IEEE 2006 Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference Healthcare Technology, BioCAS 2006. 2006. p. 190-193. 4600340 https://doi.org/10.1109/BIOCAS.2006.4600340
Karacs, Kristóf ; Lázár, Anna ; Wagner, Róbert ; Bálya, Dávid ; Roska, T. ; Szuhaj, Mihály. / Bionic eyeglass : An audio guide for visually impaired. IEEE 2006 Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference Healthcare Technology, BioCAS 2006. 2006. pp. 190-193
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