Augmented reading utilizing edge detection for the visually impaired

R.M. Gibson, S.G. McMeekin, A. Ahmadinia, N.C. Strang, V. Manahilov, Lynne Watson

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Abstract - Image processing can be applied to provide augmented vision, where novel techniques such as object detection, contrast modulation and text to speech synthesis can aid the visually impaired. The image processing technique of detecting an image edge with the Sobel method is utilized to augment text for simulated low vision to demonstrate the effectiveness of applied image processing in aiding the visually impaired.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • augmented reading
  • edge detection
  • visually impaired
  • image processing
  • augmented vision
  • object detection
  • contrast modulation
  • text to speech synthesis
  • Sobel method


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