G. Sainarayanan

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— Visually impaired find their navigation difficult as they often lack the needed information for bypassing obstacles and hazards. Electronic Travel Aids (ETAs) are devices that use sensor technology to assist and improve the blind user's mobility in terms of safety and speed. Modern ETAs does not provide distance information directly and clearly. This(More)
Although many approaches for face recognition have been proposed in the past, none of them can overcome the main problem of lighting, pose and orientation. For a real time face recognition system, these constraints are to be a major challenge which has to be addressed. In this proposed work, a methodology is adopted for improving the robustness of a face(More)
Identification of obstacles in the real time environment is idempotent for human blind to navigate freely without collision. This paper describes a methodology that is required to support the blind to discriminate obstacles based on their distance. The hardware part consists of a sunglass fitted with two mini cameras, laptop computer and stereo earphones.(More)
The main objective of this work is to develop an electronic travel aid to assist the blinds for obstacle identification in their navigation. This navigation assistance for visually impaired (NAVI) system presented in this paper consists of a single board processing system (SBPS), a vision sensor mounted headgear and a pair of stereo earphones. The image(More)
Palmprint identification is the means of recognizing an individual from the database using his/ her palmprint features. Palmprint is easy to capture, requires cheaper equipment and is more acceptable by the public. Moreover, palmprint is also rich in features. Wavelet transform is a multi-resolution analysis tool that can extract palm lines in different(More)
Sonification is defined as the use of non-speech audio to convey information. More specifically, sonification is the transformation of data relations into perceived relations in an acoustic signal for the purposes of facilitating communication or interpretation. This paper describes the methods for stereo image processing, sonification and the results to(More)
Biometric is the science of measuring human physiological and/ or behavioral characteristics for the purpose of authentication and identification. One of the human's physiological characteristics, palmprint, is gaining popularity among researchers because it is features rich. Palmprint is unique and easy to capture using a conventional digital camera. It(More)
Palmprint identification is the measurement of palmprint features for recognizing the identity of a user. Palmprint is universal, easy to capture and does not change much across time. Palmprint biometric system does not requires specialized acquisition devices. It is user-friendly and more acceptable by the public. Besides that, palmprint contains different(More)
The task of correctly tracking the body parts is one of the crucial problems in the human body pose modelling. Various factors need to be investigated as the variety of body poses is unlimited and the visual appearance varies according to the environment. The human body can be composed into several parts such as the head, torso, arms and legs. The arms can(More)
Speckle noise and artifacts in echocardiogram may cause edges to manifest themselves in different manners. As a result, edges in echocardiogram are identified with ambiguous definitions and they pose challenges for conventional gradient approximations that typically characterize an edge as an abrupt change in gray-level. Therefore, an approach using fuzzy(More)