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UCSD Computer Vision

Assistive Technology for the Visually Impaired

Serge Belongie, Kai Wang, Carolina Galleguillos, Stephan Steinbach, Michele Merler, Tom Duerig, John Miller


The contemporary urban environment is brimming with rich visual cues that provide valuable directional and informational content to sighted individuals. The goal of the GroZi project is to make significant advances toward making these visual cues universally accessible in a variety of real-world domains.

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Related Publications

Nguyen P., Wang K., Belongie S., "Video Text Detection and Recognition: Dataset and Benchmark", Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), Steamboat Springs, CO, March, 2014. [BibTex][pdf]
Yoshida T., Kitani K., Belongie S., Schlei K., Koike H., "EdgeSonic: Image Feature Sonification for the Visually Impaired", International Conference on the Augmented Human , Tokyo, 2011. [BibTex][pdf]
Wang K., Babenko B., Belongie S., "End-to-End Scene Text Recognition", IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), Barcelona, Spain, 2011. [BibTex][pdf]
Yoshida T., Kitani K., Belongie S., Schlei K., "EdgeSonic: Sonification of Image Features for the Visually Impaired", Workshop on Interactive Systems and Software, Japan, 2010. [BibTex][pdf]
Winlock T., Christiansen E., Belongie S., "Toward real-time grocery detection for the visually impaired", Computer Vision Applications for the Visually Impaired (CVAVI), San Francisco, CA, June, 2010. [BibTex][pdf]
Wang K., Belongie S., "Word Spotting in the Wild", European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV), Heraklion, Crete, Sept., 2010. [www] [BibTex][pdf]
Faymonville P., Wang K., Miller J., Belongie S., "CAPTCHA-based Image Labeling on the Soylent Grid", Human Computation Workshop (HCOMP), Paris, France, 2009. [www] [BibTex][pdf, (extended) pdf]
Merler M., Galleguillos C., Belongie S., "Recognizing Groceries in situ Using in vitro Training Data", SLAM, Minneapolis, MN, 2007. [BibTex][pdf]