Context-based indoor object detection as an aid to blind persons accessing unfamiliar environments

@inproceedings{Yang2010ContextbasedIO,
  title={Context-based indoor object detection as an aid to blind persons accessing unfamiliar environments},
  author={Xiaodong Yang and Yingli Tian and Chucai Yi and Aries Arditi},
  booktitle={ACM Multimedia},
  year={2010}
}
Independent travel is a well known challenge for blind or visually impaired persons. In this paper, we propose a computer vision-based indoor wayfinding system for assisting blind people to independently access unfamiliar buildings. In order to find different rooms (i.e. an office, a lab, or a bathroom) and other building amenities (i.e. an exit or an elevator), we incorporate door detection with text recognition. First we develop a robust and efficient algorithm to detect doors and elevators… CONTINUE READING
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