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Volume . Computer Vision for Assistive Healthcare

Published: 1st April 2018 Editors: Leo Marco Giovanni Maria Farinella

Computer Vision for Assistive Healthcare describes how advanced computer vision techniques provide tools to support common human needs such as mental functioning, personal mobility, sensory functions and daily living activities. It describes how computer vision techniques - such as image processing, pattern recognition, machine learning and Language Processing and Computer Graphics- can cooperate with Robotics to provide such tools. The range of application areas covered are:

  • Mental functioning
  • Personal mobility
  • Sensory functions
  • Daily living activities

The reader will learn:

  • What are the emerging computer vision techniques for supporting mental functioning and to develop a Socially Assistive Robot (SAR)
  • The algorithms for analysing human behaviour beginning with visual data derived from environmental and wearable sensors (‘first person vision’)
  • How smart interfaces and virtual reality tools lead to the development of advanced rehabilitation systems able to perform human action and activity recognition using vision based techniques allowing a natural interaction experience
  • How Robotics Agent Coachers that can assist people with movement disorders during the execution of motor exercises
  • The technology behind intelligent wheelchairs
  • How computer vision technologies have the potential to assist blind people to independently access, understand, and explore the environments (both indoor and outdoor)
  • Computer vision-based solutions recently employed for safety and health monitoring: Fall detection, life log, and vital parameter monitoring

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