Seminar in Vision, Brain & Assistive Technologies
The seminar will discuss modern vision science and explore how the brain sees the world, thus including introductory on computational neuroscience, motion, color and several other topics. Then we will discuss the needs and state-of-art in sensing, processing and stimulation for assisting visually challenged people (blind and visually impaired people) using advanced technologies in machine vision, robotics, displays, materials, portable devices and infrastructure.
Through the course, the students should be able to:
Demonstrate basic knowledge of human brain and vision, and visual impairment
Identify need of visually impaired people and related assistive technologies
Apply machine vision algorithms/techniques and assistive technologies to assisting visually impaired
The instructor intends to offer the course as an interdisciplinary seminar course, in which a few lectures will be provided from the recommended textbook and then students from mathematics, physics, electrical engineering, computer science and psychology and other social sciences will be assigned to read, present and discuss materials in vision, brain, computing and devices for assisting the visually impaired. The major reading materials will include the papers and talks from the references below. Finally students will team up to do course projects. Rough grading policy: an in-class exam of the basics (20%), student reading reports and presentations (40%), and project reports and presentations (40%).
Readings & References