Navigation Links
6 young ASU faculty earn NSF Career awards
Date:4/21/2009

lic, particularly young students, through outreach programs in partnership with the Arizona Science Center and the Phoenix Elementary School District.

Using computers to help the visually impaired

Baoxin Li is working in the areas of computer vision, multimedia processing and statistical methods in visual computing. His Career award provides more than $400,000 for research into technology to aid the visually impaired.

"We want to build a computer-based system to automatically create tactile graphics for people with visual disabilities," Li says. His idea is to use computer technology to allow a person with visual impairments to read text or view web site content in the privacy of their own homes and work spaces in the same way as people without sight impairments.

"We can develop a system so that people with visual impairments can have easy access from their laptops at home or in the lab, so they can do everything themselves," he says.

His research team is attempting to render representations of graphics usable by the visually impaired. One project is the development of software designed to "read" an image and render a tactile representation of that image.

Initially, Li is focusing on textbooks used by students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, commonly referred to as STEM courses. STEM materials are "heavy with diagrams and illustrations" presenting a challenge for sight-impaired students who must seek out services to assist them in comprehending the illustrations that are central to STEM studies."

The effort to aid STEM students will have a broad range of applications in the areas of computer vision and pattern-recognition. Li's group is collaborating with the Phoenix Foundation for the Blind, as well as ASU's Disability Resource Center and the Center for Cognitive Ubiquitous Computing.

Stronger materials one nanowire at a time

Henry Sodano's work revol
'/>"/>

Contact: Skip Derra
skip.derra@asu.edu
480-965-4823
Arizona State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Related biology news :

1. Meth exposure in young adults leads to long-term behavioral consequences
2. Ancient whale fall from Californias Año Nuevo Island one of youngest, most complete known
3. Ancient whale fall from Californias Ao Nuevo Island one of youngest, most complete known
4. Youngstown, Ohio Police Award Mobile Data Contract to BIO-key(R) International
5. Tufts University biologists link Huntingtons disease to health benefits in young
6. Alcohol and sleep restriction can affect young mens alertness and driving performance
7. 18 young scientists join EMBO Young Investigator network
8. Yale chemist receives NIH Young Investigator Award for antibody targeting
9. 2007 Albert Maucher Prize for Outstanding Young Geoscientists
10. Eat chocolate, drink wine, add fun to life: SLU geriatrician shares secrets of staying young
11. New book defines promising young field of adult neurogenesis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/17/2014)... 16, 2014 Valencell, a leader in performance biometric ... to industry leaders such as Intel, Jabra, Atlas, and ... wearable products. These products will be showcased at CES ... Vegas . "Our partners choose ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... DUBLIN , Dec. 12, 2014 Research and Markets ... of the "Global Facial Recognition Market 2015-2019" ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Facial recognition is a technology ... measures the overall facial feature of a person such ...
(Date:12/11/2014)...  That blood pressure plays a role in human health has ... term for high blood pressure – was first described as ... that,s used in measuring blood pressure was invented in 1896. ... hypertension, its triggers and its effects. In fact, recent findings ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Valencell PerformTek Biometrics Power the Most Accurate Wearables at CES 2015 2Global Facial Recognition Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, Cognitec Systems, NEC and Safran Group 2Global Facial Recognition Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, Cognitec Systems, NEC and Safran Group 3Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 2Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 3Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 4
... Nov. 12, 2013 One of the most comprehensive ... today, demonstrating an unprecedented level of genetic variation that ... ovarian cancer. The study highlights potential new pathways for ... multiple disease sites may be required for effective targeted ...
... as clear as glass, or why bakers use sugar, even ... in the American Chemical Society,s (ACS,) latest Bytesize Science ... . "Everything that happens in the kitchen is science," ... of it, you,re going to have more power over your ...
... protein, they tend to eat a small amount at ... at dinner. New research presented today at The ... eating high protein sausage and egg-based breakfasts curbed hunger ... and syrup) or skipping breakfast, in 18-55-year-old women., ...
Cached Biology News:Clinical ovarian cancers display extensive genetic heterogeneity, study suggests multiple treatment 2Clinical ovarian cancers display extensive genetic heterogeneity, study suggests multiple treatment 3
(Date:1/22/2015)... Eckert & Ziegler Vitalea Science (EZVS), a ... the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, has announced that Dr. ... position of Director of Science & Technology. , “Mark ... in drug metabolism and bioanalysis to EZVS in both ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015  Transwestern | RBJ today announces the ... office space for Shire a leading biopharmaceutical company, at Two ... | RBJ,s Robert Richards , president, and Brian ... for the entire five-floor building at 95 Hayden Ave. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... | RBJ today announces the firm brokered a long-term lease ... leading biopharmaceutical company, at Two Ledgemont Center in ... , president, and Brian Cohen , senior vice president, ... at 95 Hayden Ave. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150122/170765 ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... The laboratory information management systems market is a rapidly ... advancements due to factors such as rising pressure to ... systems, and increasing government support for adoption of HCIT ... in the market focus on technological advancements to further ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Eckert & Ziegler Vitalea Science appoints Mark Seymour, PhD as Director of Science & Technology 2Eckert & Ziegler Vitalea Science appoints Mark Seymour, PhD as Director of Science & Technology 3Transwestern | RBJ Advises Shire in 202,000 SF Lease, Creating Boston's Largest Suburban Biotech Campus 2Transwestern?RBJ Advises Shire in 202,000 SF Lease, Creating Boston's Largest Suburban Biotech Campus 2Laboratory Information Management Systems Market is Expected to Reach $1,323.6 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Laboratory Information Management Systems Market is Expected to Reach $1,323.6 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Laboratory Information Management Systems Market is Expected to Reach $1,323.6 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4
... MSEDMONTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - BioMS Medical Corp. (TSX: ... sclerosis (MS), today announced financial and operational results for ... demonstrated the ability to safely affect MS progression in ... of the Canadian/European trial (MAESTRO-01) in the second half ...
... LONDON and WASHINGTON, March 17 Gentag, Inc. (Gentag) ... VCG & Associates Inc. and Talisman Management Ltd. to ... of all or parts of its IP portfolio. ... pharmaceutical and medical diagnostic uses on a global or ...
... AMGN ) will present at the Cowen and ... at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, Mass., beginning at ... President of North American Commercial Operations, will present. Live audio ... can be accessed from Amgen,s Web site, www.amgen.com , ...
Cached Biology Technology:BioMS Medical Announces 2008 Year End Results 2BioMS Medical Announces 2008 Year End Results 3BioMS Medical Announces 2008 Year End Results 4BioMS Medical Announces 2008 Year End Results 5BioMS Medical Announces 2008 Year End Results 6BioMS Medical Announces 2008 Year End Results 7BioMS Medical Announces 2008 Year End Results 8BioMS Medical Announces 2008 Year End Results 9BioMS Medical Announces 2008 Year End Results 10BioMS Medical Announces 2008 Year End Results 11Gentag, Inc. Engages US and UK Firms to Explore Strategic Options 2
... Product Mouse monoclonal [SPM278] to ... Small cell lung carcinoma N592 live cells ... with Human. Not yet tested in other ... of the major glycoproteins of basement membrane, ...
TLN2 Antibody...
Chicken polyclonal to Thaumatin 2 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Full length Thaumatin 2...
XIAP Antibody...
Biology Products: