Lee Stearns and the HandSight project were featured in the Big Ten Network's news site, in an article titled "How Maryland researchers are improving reading for the visually impaired: BTN LiveBIG".
The HandSight project was recently featured in PC Magazine. The article described our work in using a finger-mounted camera to read printed text.
A group of scientists at the University of Maryland have come up with a novel solution to the problem of allowing the visually impaired to read.
The team, led by assistant professor of computer science Jon Froehlich, developed a device that allows blind people to read text without the aid of braille, which isn't always available.
Read more at pcmag.com:
PC Magazine: Fingertip Camera Reads to the Blind
The HandSight project was recently featured in New Scientist, a British science and technology magazine. The article described our work in using a finger-mounted camera to read printed text.
New Scientist: Tiny fingertip camera helps blind people read without braille
Lee Stearns presented the HandSight team's work at the ASSETS 2016 conference, held in Reno, Nevada this year. The presentation covered our recently published TACCESS journal article titled "Evaluating Haptic And Auditory Directional Guidance To Assist Blind People In Reading Printed Text Using Finger-Mounted Cameras."
Applying Transfer Learning to Recognize Clothing Patterns Using a Finger-Mounted Camera
Proceedings of ASSETS 2018 | Acceptance Rate: 58.3% (42 / 72)
HandSight: A Touch-Based Wearable System to Increase Information Accessibility for People with Visual Impairments
UMD CS PhD Dissertation
TouchCam: Realtime Recognition of Location-Specific On-Body Gestures to Support Users with Visual Impairments
ACM IMWUT December 2017
Augmented Reality Magnification for Low Vision Users with the Microsoft Hololens and a Finger-Worn Camera
Proceedings of ASSETS 2017
Recognizing Clothing Colors and Visual Textures Using a Finger-Mounted Camera: An Initial Investigation
Proceedings of ASSETS 2017
Investigating Microinteractions for People With Visual Impairments and the Potential Role of on-Body Interaction
Proceedings of ASSETS 2017 | Acceptance Rate: 26.2% (33 / 126)
Localization of Skin Features on the Hand and Wrist From Small Image Patches
Proceedings of ICPR 2016
Evaluating Haptic and Auditory Directional Guidance to Assist Blind People in Reading Printed Text Using Finger-Mounted Cameras
ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) 2016
Evaluating Angular Accuracy of Wrist-based Haptic Directional Guidance for Hand Movement
Proceedings of GI 2016 | Acceptance Rate: 39.4% (13 / 33)
Supporting Everyday Activities for Persons with Visual Impairments Through Computer Vision-Augmented Touch
Poster Proceedings of ASSETS 2015
Oct. 22, 2018 | ASSETS'18
Aug. 1, 2018 | PhD Defense, Computer Science
University of Maryland, College Park
Nov. 7, 2016 | Diversity in Computing Summit 2016
College Park, Maryland