Glasses with Artificial Vision for Reading Texts

Ernesto Chalaco, David Basantes, Juan Carlos Molina, Gustavo Caiza

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Glasses with artificial vision for reading texts allow people with visual disabilities to perform much better activities in this society, accessing all kinds of written information and obtaining an adequate inclusion in the daily activities and the education. Glasses are equipped with an embedded system, with the software of text recognition and audio playback. This prototype uses a word recognition system with a Pi Cam that distinguishes the word electronically by means of a simple board computer, Raspberry Pi 3B+ and emits the sound of the word to headphones. Audio-assisted text reading glasses were designed to be a support tool for non-sighted people, and it is a low-cost device with easy functionality, which allows independence in the user. The performance tests for the validation of the prototype were carried out with different sizes and font letters; in addition, it was obtained that font sizes higher than 16 and print letters must be used.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th Brazilian Technology Symposium - Emerging Trends, Issues, and Challenges in the Brazilian Technology
EditorsYuzo Iano, Rangel Arthur, Osamu Saotome, Guillermo Kemper, Reinaldo Padilha França
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783030575472
StatePublished - 2021
Event5th Brazilian Technology Symposium, BTSym 2019 - Campinas, Brazil
Duration: 22 Oct 201924 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
ISSN (Print)2190-3018
ISSN (Electronic)2190-3026


Conference5th Brazilian Technology Symposium, BTSym 2019

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  • Artificial vision
  • Glasses
  • Visual disabilities


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