Projects

  • Active

    Audiom

    Audiom is a tool that allows blind and visually impaired individuals to view maps completely in audio. It is a web component and can be embedded into any webpage, similar to Google Maps.

  • Completed
    BLaDE (Barcode Localization and Decoding Engine) smartphone app in action

    BLaDE

    BLaDE (Barcode Localization and Decoding Engine) is an Android smartphone app designed to enable a blind or visually impaired user find and read product barcodes.

  • Image of Dr. Miele working with an Arduino board

    Blind Arduino Project

    The Blind Arduino Project grew out of a community effort led by Dr. Miele in late 2015 to better understand barriers faced by blind people wanting to participate in the vibrant global culture of DIY hardware prototyping.

  • Braille, Assistive Technology, and Reading Comprehension

    This project explores the impact of presentation mode (braille vs. audio) and using different assistive technology (i.e., refreshable braille displays and screen reader) on reading comprehension ability.

  • Completed

    Calibration of Eccentric Power Refractor

    Eccentric power refractors need to be calibrated for accommodation and gaze position for individual participants. Calibration however can be time consuming. We look at different conditions in which calibration is necessary or preferable. 

     

  • Active
    Picture shows person pointing stylus to plastic model of a biological cell; webcam (not pictured) views model and stylus; computer, connected to webcam, announces "Nucleolus"

    CamIO

    CamIO (short for “Camera Input-Output”) is a system to make physical objects (such as documents, maps, devices and 3D models) accessible to blind and visually impaired persons, by providing real-time audio feedback in response to the location on an object that the user is touching.

  • Active

    Characteristics of Smooth Pursuit in Individuals with Central Field Loss

    This project investigates the properties of smooth pursuit eye movements in individuals with macular degeneration.

  • Choreographed and Orchestrated Video Annotation (COVA)

    Choreographed and Orchestrated media refers to a relatively new concept involving different aspects of a coordinated media presentation coming from

  • Classification and Coding Projects

    One of Dr Colenbrander's persistent interests has been in classification and coding.  In the 1960’s he participated in the development of a new ophthalmic coding system in the Netherlands.

  • Active

    Computer Vision Journal Club

    The Computer Vision Journal Club meets periodically to discuss papers on topics in computer vision, machine learning and other topics of interest such as assistive technologies for persons who are blind or visually impaired, dual sensory loss (hearing and vision loss), neuroscience and psychophys

  • Active
    Experimental equipment: head-mounted eye-tracking goggles and head movement sensor

    Coordination of Eye and Head Movements in Central Field Loss

    This project investigates the interaction between central field loss (CFL) and vestibular function. Two-thirds of patients with CFL compl

  • Completed
    Virtual aerial view of intersection area near a pedestrian's feet, reconstructed by Crosswatch algorithms

    Crosswatch

    Crosswatch is a smartphone-based system developed for providing real-time guidance to blind and visually impaired travelers at traffic intersections.

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