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by seeingwithsound
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 720
Views: 202981

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Hi Scott, Welcome to this long-running thread! Posts have been infrequent lately, but the quest for effective and affordable solutions continues. I'm very pleased to find an ophthalmologist here, which demonstrates that you are open to considering alternative and multi-disciplinary approaches. BTW, ...
by seeingwithsound
Sat May 20, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 720
Views: 202981

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Hi Jacob, I haven't tried the After-Sight image on Raspberry Pi 3 yet, but I remember that time in between Teradeep object recognitions was some 5 seconds on Raspberry Pi 2. What is it on Raspberry Pi 3? Thanks, Peter The vOICe for Android http://www.seeingwithsound.com/android.htm https://play.goog...
by seeingwithsound
Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi running Android Things [VIDEO]
Replies: 11
Views: 4200

Re: Raspberry Pi running Android Things [VIDEO]

ric96 wrote:4)Camera is supported.
What camera app did you try, with what camera? I'm encountering camera problems.

Thanks

Peter
by seeingwithsound
Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 720
Views: 202981

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

A first experiment shows that The vOICe for Android can indeed run as-is on Raspberry Pi 3 under Android Things, but error messages suggest that camera support is currently still incomplete in the developer preview of Android Things https://plus.google.com/+RonaldVanDerLingen/posts/TE4JtJbHWqF and i...
by seeingwithsound
Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 720
Views: 202981

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

It looks like Google is starting to support Raspberry Pi (Raspberry Pi 3 Model B) through their Android Things platform https://developer.android.com/things/hardware/raspberrypi.html I'm not sure yet what possibilities this will give us and whether it would for instance make it possible to run The v...
by seeingwithsound
Mon Dec 12, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 720
Views: 202981

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Hi Mike, Well, that must sink in. On the one hand it sucks, but on the other hand I guess it gives you great freedom to make your own decisions without writing lengthy reports for accountability. Welcome back, and absolutely great to hear that you haven't given up. I regularly get questions for a tu...
by seeingwithsound
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 720
Views: 202981

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$: Going 3D

Hi, I am working on a system which can create 3D soundscapes. Hi Alex, Mike has already refered you to the http://www.seeingwithsound.com/binocular.htm page for The vOICe, which also mentions use of the Microsoft Kinect in combination with active window client sonification as used at the University...
by seeingwithsound
Mon Aug 01, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 720
Views: 202981

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Ok, got hold of my HB1080P camera glasses yesterday, and they work nicely with the after-sight unit - especially good to have a comfortable, head-mounted setup. Glad to hear that, Jacob! Looking forward to your experiences with the camera glasses setup. A training manual is at http://www.seeingwith...
by seeingwithsound
Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 720
Views: 202981

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Two new photos of the After-Sight Raspberry Pi setup for The vOICe as used in Russia, at https://vk.com/wall-96731906_142

Peter
by seeingwithsound
Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 720
Views: 202981

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Hi Mike, For your information. Last month, Intel (Paul Guermonprez) published an article "Smart glasses to help the blind, with Pivothead LiveModPro and Intel Edison" at https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/smart-glasses-to-help-the-blind-with-pivothead-livemodpro-and-intel-edison, with a YouTu...
by seeingwithsound
Mon May 16, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 720
Views: 202981

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

FYI, from Engadget: Raspberry Pi Zero gains camera support, keeps the $5 price http://www.engadget.com/2016/05/16/raspberry-pi-zero-camera-module/ I wonder if its CPU is anywhere close to what is needed to run raspivoice effectively. Peter Seeing with Sound - The vOICe http://www.seeingwithsound.com
by seeingwithsound
Thu May 05, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 720
Views: 202981

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

I'm very sorry to hear that, Mike! The news about the huge wildfire in Canada also made the Dutch media today. I can only hope that you are lucky and that the weather will change in time to help stop the fire. Even with good insurance there are so many things that just cannot be replaced or that tak...
by seeingwithsound
Sun May 01, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 720
Views: 202981

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

FYI, just spotted a new IJAEMS paper titled "Raspberry Pi based artificial vision assisting system for blind persons" at the PDF URL http://ijaems.com/uploads/issue_files/1461033021-17%20IJAEMS-APR-2016-27-Raspberry%20PI%20Based%20Artificial%20Vision%20Assisting%20System%20for%20Blind%20Persons.pdf ...
by seeingwithsound
Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 720
Views: 202981

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

I met with the CNIB and CCB representatives (Canadian blindness organizations), and delivered the latest hardware. We had a good session covering the use and operation. It took about 3 hours to adequately give a basic rundown. I recommended that they investigate the training materials on seeingwith...
by seeingwithsound
Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 720
Views: 202981

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Hi All, Today I ran an experiment to see if The vOICe WebRTC app would run on Raspberry Pi (i.e. using the After-Sight RPi 2 device). The vOICe WebRTC app is meant to serve as a future-proof "universal app" that runs inside a browser on most if not all platforms such as Windows, Android, Linux and s...
by seeingwithsound
Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 720
Views: 202981

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Another development, what do you guys think ?? https://finance.yahoo.com/news/facebook-programs-computers-describe-photos-040531858.html and https://code.facebook.com/posts/457605107772545 It is a good development, but not particularly relevant for us, it seems. The Facebook app with its vocabulary...
by seeingwithsound
Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 720
Views: 202981

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

That is one of my main gripes with google drive. I have considered, and will probably switch to dropbox if/when fundraising is successful. Often the bottleneck is the local ISP that you use, or your type of internet connection. You can test upload and download speeds with sites like http://www.spee...
by seeingwithsound
Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 720
Views: 202981

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Hi Mike, After 3.5 hours of syncing my image with Google Drive I quit the process, because Google Drive does not indicate how far syncing has progressed and I had no idea if there was still any real progress. I then started an upload via the Google Drive web page, which does indicate upload progress...
by seeingwithsound
Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 720
Views: 202981

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B30mp6PR6KIcT0pWQXVkRkVuaVU/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B30mp6PR6KIcT0pWQXVkRkVuaVU/view?usp=sharing This is the pi v 2 WITH update 13 applied this time. I will look to getting the pull request items done this afternoon. That's great, Mike, I'l...
by seeingwithsound
Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 720
Views: 202981

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

The above link should be for the raspberry pi v2 image with contrast update installed, and updater changes made to fix the git pull bug. Hi Mike, with the new April 2 image I find that raspivoice has horribly poor contrast out-of-the-box, essentially rendering it useless for all contrast settings. ...
by seeingwithsound
Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 720
Views: 202981

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Things are indeed much clearer. Thanks Pranav. I am eager to let the blind Russian users of The vOICe for Raspberry Pi upgrade as soon as possible to a new image with the new contrast algorithm and contrast setting (default 2, which is a general compromise between easier perception of visual parts ...
by seeingwithsound
Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 720
Views: 202981

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

I believe there is some confusion about how we are operating raspivoice currently. Hi Mike, thank you for your explanation, which indeed takes away some confusion. The conventional way of working is that a program has built-in defaults that apply unless they are overridden through external inputs s...
by seeingwithsound
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 720
Views: 202981

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Thanks Mike, that worked like a charm, and I can see the updated contrast code in RaspiVoice.cpp. It only looks like you forgot to update Options.cpp with "opt.contrast = 2.0;" and "--contrast=[2.0]\t\t\tContrast enhancement factor >= 1.0" (given your choice of not supporting complete disabling of c...
by seeingwithsound
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 720
Views: 202981

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Thanks, yes that's a bit confusing, i created the standalone copy to preserve the old camera code, so its not used currently, just the raspivoice one is used. OK thanks, my today's pull request included both folders just in case, but I'll then only address the raspivoice folder in the future. Anywa...
by seeingwithsound
Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 720
Views: 202981

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Hi Mikael, It looks like the updated raspivoice.cpp didn't make its way into the git repo. Indeed, I found no changes on github either. I now created a pull request at https://github.com/aftersight/After-Sight-Model-1 for the contrast changes as proposed on this forum yesterday. I have not worked wi...

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