Image Analysis Helps the Visually-Impaired
Date: Wednesday, August 16 @ 06:50:57 BST
Topic: Announcements

Wearable computing system will soon assist the visually-impaired, according to this article from What's Next In Science & Technology.
"SWAN is a satisfying project because we are looking at how to use technology originally developed for military use for peaceful purposes," says Dellaert. "Currently, we can effectively localize the person outdoors with GPS data, and we have a working prototype using computer vision to see street level details not included in GPS, such as light posts and benches. The challenge is integrating all the information from all the various sensors in real time so you can accurately guide the user as they move toward their destination."
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