Computer Vision for the Visually Impaired: the Sound of Vision System

Authors: Simona Caraiman, Anca Morar, Mateusz Owczarek, Adrian Burlacu, Dariusz Rzeszotarski, Nicolae Botezatu, Paul Herghelegiu, Florica Moldoveanu, Pawel Strumillo, Alin Moldoveanu in: 2017 IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision Workshop (ICCVW) Abstract: This paper presents a computer vision based sensory substitution device for the visually impaired. Its main objective is to provide the users with a 3D representation… Continue Reading Computer Vision for the Visually Impaired: the Sound of Vision System

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Negative Obstacle Detection for Wearable Assistive Devices for Visually Impaired

Authors: Paul Herghelegiu, Adrian Burlacu and Simona Caraiman in: 2017 21st International Conference on System Theory, Control and Computing (ICSTCC) Abstract: The research on developing assistive devices for visually impaired people greatly relies on image processing techniques. Extensive effort is made on detecting the obstacles in front of the user. Beside the normal obstacles that the user can… Continue Reading Negative Obstacle Detection for Wearable Assistive Devices for Visually Impaired

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Ground Geometry Assessment in Complex Stereo Vision Based Applications

Authors: Adrian Burlacu, Andrei Baciu, Vasile Ion Manta and Simona Caraiman in: 2017 21st International Conference on System Theory, Control and Computing (ICSTCC) Abstract: Accurate ground area detection is one of the most important tasks in various stereo vision based applications, such as autonomous driving or assistive technologies for visually impaired. Correct assertion of the ground geometry improves… Continue Reading Ground Geometry Assessment in Complex Stereo Vision Based Applications

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Development of a Versatile Assistive System for the Visually Impaired Based on Sensor Fusion

Authors: Nicolae Botezatu, Simona Caraiman, Dariusz Rzeszotarski, Pawel Strumillo in: 2017 21st International Conference on System Theory, Control and Computing (ICSTCC) Abstract: In this paper we describe the 3D acquisition component integrated in the Sound of Vision (SoV) system. SoV is a computer vision based sensory substitution device (SSD) for the visually impaired. Its main objective is to… Continue Reading Development of a Versatile Assistive System for the Visually Impaired Based on Sensor Fusion

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Sound Of Vision 3D Virtual Training Environments – A Gamification Approach For Visual To Audio-Haptic Sensory Substitution

Authors: Alin Moldoveanu, Oana Bălan, Maria-Iuliana Dascălu, Iulia Stănică, Constanța-Nicoleta Bodea, Rúnar Unnþórsson, Florica Moldoveanu in: Rev. Roum. Sci. Techn.– Électrotechn. et Énerg., 2016 Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to introduce our training strategy, based on gamified 3D virtual environments, for improving sound localization and navigational skills of visually impaired people (VIP). During training, the VIPs… Continue Reading Sound Of Vision 3D Virtual Training Environments – A Gamification Approach For Visual To Audio-Haptic Sensory Substitution

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Virtual Mini-Games – A Serious Learning Tool For Sensory Substitution Devices

Authors: Alin Moldoveanu, Bogdan Taloi, Oana Bălan, Iulia Stănică, Daniel Flamaropol, Maria-Iuliana Dascălu, Florica Moldoveanu, Irina Mocanu in: International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, 2017 Abstract: This paper explores the use of virtual environments for the purpose of training visually impaired individuals in the use of the Sound of Vision sensory substitution solution. Sound of Vision… Continue Reading Virtual Mini-Games – A Serious Learning Tool For Sensory Substitution Devices

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Perceptual Feedback Training for Improving Spatial Acuity and Resolving Front-Back Confusion Errors in Virtual Auditory Environments

Authors: Oana Bălan, Alin Moldoveanu, Florica Moldoveanu, Anca Morar, and Silviu Ivaşcu in: Telecommunications and Signal Processing (TSP), 2017 40th International Conference on Abstract: This paper aims to test the hypothesis that audiovisual perceptual feedback based training can improve the sound localization accuracy and the navigational skills in a virtual auditory display where 3D sounds are created using… Continue Reading Perceptual Feedback Training for Improving Spatial Acuity and Resolving Front-Back Confusion Errors in Virtual Auditory Environments

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Brain Activation and Cognitive Load during EEG Measured Creativity Tasks Accompanied by Relaxation Music

Authors: Dalia Papuc, Oana Bălan, Maria-Iuliana Dascălu, Alin Moldoveanu and Anca Morar in: International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction Research and Applications (CHIRA) 2017 Abstract: Creativity tasks require specific imagery, memory and semantic processes, as it has been revealed by various neuroscientific studies. There is significant evidence that an increase of spectral power in the EEG alpha band is… Continue Reading Brain Activation and Cognitive Load during EEG Measured Creativity Tasks Accompanied by Relaxation Music

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