Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

2594

Author

Shahinur Alam

Date

2016

Date of Award

4-18-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Electrical and Computer Engr

Concentration

Computer Engineering

Committee Member

Mohammed Yeasin

Committee Member

Lavonnie Perry Claybon

Committee Member

Peter S Lau

Abstract

A system capable of detection and localization of objects of interest in a semi-structured environment will enhance the quality of life of people who are blind or visually impaired. Towards building such a system, this thesis presents a personalized real-time system called O'Map that finds misplaced/moved personal items and localizes them with respect to known landmarks. First, we adopted a participatory design approach to identify users’ need and functionalities of the system. Second, we used the concept from system thinking and design thinking to develop a real-time object recognition engine that was optimized to run on low form factor devices. The object recognition engine finds robust correspondences between the query image and item templates using K-D tree of invariant feature descriptor with two nearest neighbors and ratio test. Quantitative evaluation demonstrates that O'Map identifies object of interest with an average F-measure of 0.9650.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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