Zoomed-in view of appliance display partially obscured by glare

Display Reader

The goal of the Display Reader project is to develop a computer vision system that runs on smartphones and tablets to enable blind and visually impaired persons to read appliance displays. Such displays are found on an increasing array of appliances such as microwave ovens, thermostats and home medical devices.

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Conference Papers
Coughlan, J., & Miele, J.. (2017). Evaluating Author and User Experience for an Audio-Haptic System for Annotation of Physical Models. In 19th Int’l ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS 2017). Baltimore, MD: ACM. (Original work published 2017)
Fusco, G., Tekin, E., Giudice, N. A., & Coughlan, J.. (2015). Appliance Displays: Accessibility Challenges and Proposed Solutions. In 17th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility. Lisbon, Portugal: ACM. http://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2700648.2811392 (Original work published 2015)
Tekin, E., Coughlan, J., & Shen, H.. (2011). Real-time detection and reading of LED/LCD displays for visually impaired persons. In Applications of Computer Vision (WACV), 2011 IEEE Workshop on (pp. 491–496). IEEE.
Shen, H., & Coughlan, J.. (2006). Reading LCD/LED Displays with a Camera Cell Phone. In Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshop, 2006. CVPRW'06. Conference on (pp. 119–119). IEEE.
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    The goal of our laboratory is to develop and test assistive technology for blind and visually impaired persons that is enabled by computer vision and other sensor technologies.

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