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Image and Video Processing for Disability

  1. Review Article

    Image and Video for Hearing Impaired People

    We present a global overview of image- and video-processing-based methods to help the communication of hearing impaired people. Two directions of communication have to be considered: from a hearing person to a...

    Alice Caplier, Sébastien Stillittano, Oya Aran, Lale Akarun, Gérard Bailly, Denis Beautemps, Nouredine Aboutabit and Thomas Burger

    EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing 2008 2007:045641

    Published on: 17 April 2008

  2. Review Article

    Image and Video Processing for Visually Handicapped People

    This paper reviews the state of the art in the field of assistive devices for sight-handicapped people. It concentrates in particular on systems that use image and video processing for converting visual data i...

    Thierry Pun, Patrick Roth, Guido Bologna, Konstantinos Moustakas and Dimitrios Tzovaras

    EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing 2008 2007:025214

    Published on: 30 March 2008

  3. Research Article

    Cued Speech Gesture Recognition: A First Prototype Based on Early Reduction

    Cued Speech is a specific linguistic code for hearing-impaired people. It is based on both lip reading and manual gestures. In the context of THIMP (Telephony for the Hearing-IMpaired Project), we work on auto...

    Thomas Burger, Alice Caplier and Pascal Perret

    EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing 2008 2007:073703

    Published on: 3 January 2008

  4. Research Article

    A Multifunctional Reading Assistant for the Visually Impaired

    In the growing market of camera phones, new applications for the visually impaired are nowadays being developed thanks to the increasing capabilities of these equipments. The need to access to text is of prima...

    Céline Mancas-Thillou, Silvio Ferreira, Jonathan Demeyer, Christophe Minetti and Bernard Gosselin

    EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing 2007 2007:064295

    Published on: 6 November 2007

  5. Research Article

    Models for Gaze Tracking Systems

    One of the most confusing aspects that one meets when introducing oneself into gaze tracking technology is the wide variety, in terms of hardware equipment, of available systems that provide solutions to the s...

    Arantxa Villanueva and Rafael Cabeza

    EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing 2007 2007:023570

    Published on: 30 October 2007

  6. Research Article

    Automatic Eye Winks Interpretation System for Human-Machine Interface

    This paper proposes an automatic eye-wink interpretation system for human-machine interface to benefit the severely handicapped people. Our system consists of (1) applying the support vector machine (SVM) to d...

    Che Wei-Gang, Chung-Lin Huang and Wen-Liang Hwang

    EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing 2007 2007:065184

    Published on: 8 October 2007

  7. Research Article

    Transforming 3D Coloured Pixels into Musical Instrument Notes for Vision Substitution Applications

    The goal of the See ColOr project is to achieve a noninvasive mobility aid for blind users that will use the auditory pathway to represent in real-time frontal image scenes. We present and discuss here two ima...

    Guido Bologna, Benoît Deville, Thierry Pun and Michel Vinckenbosch

    EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing 2007 2007:076204

    Published on: 22 August 2007

  8. Research Article

    An Omnidirectional Stereo Vision-Based Smart Wheelchair

    To support safe self-movement of the disabled and the aged, we developed an electric wheelchair that realizes the functions of detecting both the potential hazards in a moving environment and the postures and ...

    Yutaka Satoh and Katsuhiko Sakaue

    EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing 2007 2007:087646

    Published on: 25 June 2007