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by seeingwithsound
Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
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Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

The filesystem image from July 5th is located here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B30mp6PR6KIcUHpHdkVEODRScEE/view?usp=sharing @mikey11 Thanks, I flashed this image today and it basically appears to work fine upon a quick check. However, isn't there supposed to be a debounce filter on the rotary...
by seeingwithsound
Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
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Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Thanks for the discussion input, Mike. I consider switching between The vOICe and Teradeep unattractive for training: blind users will want to learn the association between soundscape patterns and (recognized and labeled) objects in near real-time, if Raspberry Pi performance permits. Therefore, I t...
by seeingwithsound
Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 181011

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

I inquired with Eugenio Culurciello today about the model.net file not loading, and here is his advice: "sure, you need to convert the model file to ascii for use on ARM platforms, and the torch.load with ascii". https://twitter.com/culurciello/status/640241210251157509 Peter Seeing with Sound - The...
by seeingwithsound
Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 181011

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

vortex1024 and mr_indoj: I do not know enough about the Raspberry Pi platform or Teradeep to assist, but did you try contacting the Teradeep developers? One of them is Eugenio Culurciello, whose e-mail address is listed at http://e-lab.github.io/html/contact.html as euge@purdue.edu Thanks, Peter See...
by seeingwithsound
Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
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Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

For possible future cost-down? "$15 PC makes the Raspberry Pi look expensive" http://www.geek.com/chips/15-pc-makes-t ... e-1632604/

Peter
by seeingwithsound
Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
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Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Yesterday, The vOICe was discussed on the Russian Internet radio station for the visually impaired, Radio VOS, in the talk show "Tiflochas", and the Raspberry Pi implementation was also mentioned a number of times. The Russian podcast is online as an MP3 file at http://www.radiovos.ru/arch/Tiflo4as/...
by seeingwithsound
Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:01 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
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Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

I ordered and just recieved some aftershokz sportz 3 bone conduction headphones. They are pretty phenomenal. The only thing I haven't spent much time testing is bass response for listening to some types of music. They worked well with the prototype though. It didn't cut out my situational awareness...
by seeingwithsound
Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
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Views: 181011

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

The Russian Boomstarter campaign is nearing its deadline. I have made a contribution already, but the goal hasn't been reached yet. I believe these people are sincere in their efforts and have corresponded a few times with Igor (boomstarter campaign owner). I have also shipped a vOICe on raspberry ...
by seeingwithsound
Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 181011

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

So I got many glasses today. I got a $65 USD pair of the next version of the technaxx (with camoflage pattern), and I got three pairs (I should not have done it, but I did) of the ones I listed most near to this post. They are STK02N syntek chipset glasses. These look like they should work with win...
by seeingwithsound
Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 181011

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

I have been toying with the idea of a windows tablet running the vOICe. The trouble is that most of them have a single USB port with which the glasses do not work according to one report. Hi Pranav, Indeed I have one user report from China about the Dell Venue 8 Pro failing to work with camera glas...
by seeingwithsound
Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
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Views: 181011

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Some changes were also made to the execution settings for raspivoice ensuring that less lag occurs when using UVC compliant web cams. Skipping 7 frames at a time indeed reduces lag, but a few hundred milliseconds of CPU time seems wasted for each soundscape in reading 7 video frames to get to 1 tru...
by seeingwithsound
Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
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Views: 181011

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Although overall progress with Android on Raspberry Pi seems a bit slow, I'm still hoping that someday The vOICe for Android will run on Raspberry Pi http://linux.softpedia.com/blog/Run-Android-5-1-Lollipop-on-Your-Raspberry-Pi-2-with-RaspAnd-477655.shtml Peter The vOICe for Android http://www.seein...
by seeingwithsound
Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
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Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

rpdom wrote:
seeingwithsound wrote:The Raspberry Pi is an ARM device that will run Windows 10 for ARM
No. It won't. It runs Windows 10 IoT which is not Windows (for ARM or anything else) as most people know it.
OK, thanks for the info. In any case the Raspberry Pi with Windows 10 will not run The vOICe LE as-is.

Peter
by seeingwithsound
Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
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Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

One of the first things I want to try when the rpi version of windows comes out is to take the vOICe LE and see if I can install it and run it. I imagine it might be a little slow, but you never know. it all depends on how windows gets implemented. The Raspberry Pi is an ARM device that will run Wi...
by seeingwithsound
Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 181011

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Neuro implants: $100k E-Sight: $15K Toungue sensory substitution: $10k This device: ? I originally wanted under $100, but I think with the UVC glasses, and sonar module it is going to be sub $200. The price factor is going to motivate the national blindness organizations to leverage fundraising thr...
by seeingwithsound
Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
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Views: 181011

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

mikey11 wrote:I tried to do this from my phone, so I'm not certain I have done it right.
Yes, it appears to work fine (I stopped at the point of actually downloading the zip since I already had it).

Peter
by seeingwithsound
Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:27 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
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Views: 181011

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

If someone wants to put them in touch with me, I can provide the 5 prototypes for about $1000 CAD. I have e-mail contact with these people, and have known some of them from years back. I will put you in touch in due course, but for now only wanted to make you aware of their activities, and I do not...
by seeingwithsound
Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 181011

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

When it comes to funding, I intend to eventually use every approach available. From crowd funding sites to working through my personal connections. Just learnt of a new (Kickstarter-like) BoomStarter project for The vOICe sensory substitution in Russia - Звуковое зрение The vOICe https://boomstarte...
by seeingwithsound
Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 181011

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

The lag only happens when I fullscreen the x11 preview window on the pc desktop. Then you should let your PC do the heavy lifting. In fact there is a little trick in that you can (ab)use the PC version of The vOICe, The vOICe Learning Edition, to effectively magnify the small X11 window to screen s...
by seeingwithsound
Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 181011

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

mikey11 wrote:Unfortunately, I don't have free public hosting
You can define a folder on your Google Drive as public: right click on the folder where you plan to put the image, and right-click Google Drive | Share ... | Advanced | (Private - Only you can access) Change | On - Public on the web.

Peter
by seeingwithsound
Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 181011

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

With a preview window over a wired connection, the framerate drops to once every 1.5 seconds, which is not great for presentation. I notice no timing difference between using a "wired" (i.e., wired from Pi to my router, and from the router wireless to my PC) or wireless connection (wireless from Pi...
by seeingwithsound
Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 181011

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

I will try to configure one to do this over wifi. I tried it and it worked. I bought a Raspberry Pi dongle, in my case from a local shop https://www.sossolutions.nl/raspberry-pi/wi-fi-dongles/150-mbps and applied the recipes given at https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/wireless/...
by seeingwithsound
Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 181011

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

Eventually a software shutdown will automatically turn off the power, and a pushbutton switch will replace the power switch. This switch will turn the unit on, and also be capable of initiating a shutdown. I haven't worked out all of those details yet I understand the pain of developing and includi...
by seeingwithsound
Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 181011

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

I finally got the camera preview option --preview of raspivoice working. The reason that it failed to work for me was that raspivoice must be started with sudo. There was X11 access for user pi, but not for root. X11 apps xclock and xeyes would show up fine as-is, but for instance the command "sudo ...
by seeingwithsound
Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Assistive technology and accessibility
Topic: Sight for the Blind for <100$
Replies: 718
Views: 181011

Re: Sight for the Blind for <100$

will consider flashing your new image in a few days Well, I decided to go for it, flashed your voiceonpiJune24.img with win32diskimager and... with the Pi connected by ethernet cable to my router I could right away connect to it again from my PC!! So whatever bits had fallen over, this reference im...

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