Embedded clutter reduction and face detection algorithms for a visual prosthesis

Derek M. Rollend, Paul E. Rosendall, Kevin C. Wolfe, Dean M. Kleissas, Seth D. Billings, Jonathan M. Oben, John B. Helder, Francesco V. Tenore, Philippe M. Burlina, Arup Roy, Robert Greenberg, Kapil D. Katyal

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Abstract

Retinal prosthetic devices can significantly and positively impact the ability of visually challenged individuals to live a more independent life. We describe a visual processing system which leverages image analysis techniques to produce visual patterns and allows the user to more effectively perceive their environment. These patterns are used to stimulate a retinal prosthesis to allow self guidance and a higher degree of autonomy for the affected individual. Specifically, we describe an image processing pipeline that allows for object and face localization in cluttered environments as well as various contrast enhancement strategies in the 'implanted image.' Finally, we describe a real-time implementation and deployment of this system on the Argus II platform. We believe that these advances can significantly improve the effectiveness of the next generation of retinal prostheses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages411-414
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781457702204
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 13 2016
Event38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2016 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Aug 16 2016Aug 20 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Volume2016-October
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Other

Other38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2016
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period8/16/168/20/16

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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Rollend, D. M., Rosendall, P. E., Wolfe, K. C., Kleissas, D. M., Billings, S. D., Oben, J. M., Helder, J. B., Tenore, F. V., Burlina, P. M., Roy, A., Greenberg, R., & Katyal, K. D. (2016). Embedded clutter reduction and face detection algorithms for a visual prosthesis. In 2016 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2016 (pp. 411-414). [7590727] (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS; Vol. 2016-October). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2016.7590727