Audio image rendering for the severely visually impaired

Sepideh Hajipour, Niloufar B. Khosravi, Edmond Zahedi

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Abstract

In this paper, a solution is proposed to render both rough and detailed images information using only audio-range sound. The procedure is implemented in consecutive stages with stage-dependent parameters selected by the user. The first stage consists of edge detection and tracking of the boundaries of the objects to obtain the sketch of the image. In the second stage, the user can selectively access the details of the image, such as brightness, texture and spatial position of the objects. Practical methods are proposed and tested which accelerate the training process. As a particular application, an educational module is presented which assists students of a special school for the blind by vocalization and description of geographical maps.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2009
Pages893-898
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2009 - Kyoto
Duration: 23 Jun 200926 Jun 2009

Other

Other2009 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2009
CityKyoto
Period23/6/0926/6/09

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Edge detection
Luminance
Textures
Acoustic waves
Students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Hajipour, S., Khosravi, N. B., & Zahedi, E. (2009). Audio image rendering for the severely visually impaired. In 2009 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2009 (pp. 893-898). [5209624] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICORR.2009.5209624

Audio image rendering for the severely visually impaired. / Hajipour, Sepideh; Khosravi, Niloufar B.; Zahedi, Edmond.

2009 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2009. 2009. p. 893-898 5209624.

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

Hajipour, S, Khosravi, NB & Zahedi, E 2009, Audio image rendering for the severely visually impaired. in 2009 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2009., 5209624, pp. 893-898, 2009 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2009, Kyoto, 23/6/09. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICORR.2009.5209624
Hajipour S, Khosravi NB, Zahedi E. Audio image rendering for the severely visually impaired. In 2009 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2009. 2009. p. 893-898. 5209624 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICORR.2009.5209624
Hajipour, Sepideh ; Khosravi, Niloufar B. ; Zahedi, Edmond. / Audio image rendering for the severely visually impaired. 2009 IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2009. 2009. pp. 893-898
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