Abstract

In this paper, a haptic-based interpretation of video images directly acquired by a webcam is introduced to help individuals who are visually impaired dynamically explore their own faces in an immersive haptic environment. Haptic interaction involves perception of the movement of different facial features through geometric cues in a 3D environment. Spatio-temporal variation of features due to facial movement assists those who are visually impaired to understand different facial expressions of emotions through active exploration of their own facial features. A dynamic haptic interface appropriate for this kind of interaction has been discussed. Lastly, application of this kind of training has been proposed for communication among individuals who are deafblind.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Visual Computing - 10th International Symposium, ISVC 2014, Proceedings
EditorsRichard Boyle, Darko Koracin, Kambhamettu Chandra, El Choubassi Maha, Zhigang Deng, George Bebis, Mark Carlson, Bahram Parvin, Ryan McMahan, Hui Zhang, Steven M. Drucker, Jason Jerald
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages357-366
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319143637
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event10th International Symposium on Visual Computing, ISVC 2014 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Dec 8 2014Dec 10 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8888
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other10th International Symposium on Visual Computing, ISVC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period12/8/1412/10/14

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Yasmin, S., McDaniel, T., & Panchanathan, S. (2014). A haptic-based application for active exploration of facial expressions by the visually impaired. In R. Boyle, D. Koracin, K. Chandra, E. C. Maha, Z. Deng, G. Bebis, M. Carlson, B. Parvin, R. McMahan, H. Zhang, S. M. Drucker, & J. Jerald (Eds.), Advances in Visual Computing - 10th International Symposium, ISVC 2014, Proceedings (pp. 357-366). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 8888). Springer Verlag.