The HandSight project was recently featured in PC Magazine. The article described our work in using a finger-mounted camera to read printed text.
A group of scientists at the University of Maryland have come up with a novel solution to the problem of allowing the visually impaired to read.
The team, led by assistant professor of computer science Jon Froehlich, developed a device that allows blind people to read text without the aid of braille, which isn't always available.
Read more at pcmag.com:
PC Magazine: Fingertip Camera Reads to the Blind
The HandSight project was recently featured in New Scientist, a British science and technology magazine. The article described our work in using a finger-mounted camera to read printed text.
New Scientist: Tiny fingertip camera helps blind people read without braille
Lee Stearns presented the HandSight team's work at the ASSETS 2016 conference, held in Reno, Nevada this year. The presentation covered our recently published TACCESS journal article titled "Evaluating Haptic And Auditory Directional Guidance To Assist Blind People In Reading Printed Text Using Finger-Mounted Cameras."
Localization of Skin Features on the Hand and Wrist From Small Image Patches
Proceedings of ICPR 2016
Evaluating Haptic and Auditory Directional Guidance to Assist Blind People in Reading Printed Text Using Finger-Mounted Cameras
ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) 2016
Evaluating Angular Accuracy of Wrist-based Haptic Directional Guidance for Hand Movement
Proceedings of GI 2016
Supporting Everyday Activities for Persons with Visual Impairments Through Computer Vision-Augmented Touch
Poster Proceedings of ASSETS 2015
Evaluating Haptic and Auditory Guidance to Assist Blind People in Reading Printed Text Using Finger-Mounted Cameras
Oct. 26, 2016 Reno, Nevada