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The following is a list of publications produced by HSI related faculty and students. The link for each paper leads you to the citation, keyword, and abstract. For copies of the full papers, please use standard methods for obtaining academic publications, such as online library searches.

Shoes as a platform for vision

Authors: P. Fitzpatrick, C. Kemp


International Symposium on Wearable Computing (ISWC) 2003, White Plains NY.

Abstract: We explore the use of a shoe-mounted camera as a sensory system for wearable computing. We demonstrate tools useful for gait analysis, obstacle detection, and context recognition. Using only visual information, we detect periods of stability and motion during walking. In the stable phase, the foot can be assumed to be parallel to the ground plane. In this condition, the floor dominates the lower part of the camera's view, and we show that it can be segmented out from the remainder of the scene, leaving walls and obstacles. We also demonstrate floor surface recognition for context awareness.

Citation: Paul Fitzpatrick and Charles C. Kemp. Shoes as a platform for vision. International Symposium on Wearable Computing (ISWC) 2003, White Plains NY.

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