Recent improvements in computing and memory technologies have made camera ubiquitous. Coupled with advances in computer vision and machine learning techniques, we are given a unique opportunity where the cameras can help people with various forms of disabilities such as visual and hearing impairment, and various psychological and neurological disorders. However, given the complexities involved, any likely solution will need a collaboration between various stakeholders: medical practitioners, computer vision researchers, NGOs working with the end users and of course the end users themselves. We also need to be conscious of the situations around us in India where unstructured environment, lack of standardization and the cost pose serious constraints in development and deployment of technology based solutions.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together people from various disciplines, working with, or interested in working with, people with various forms of disabilities. We would like to discuss needs of the end users and the computer vision capabilities that exist. There would be presentations themed around various disabilities, and we would like to discuss and chart out the plans and collaboration on how the computer vision can help and make impact.


Time Speaker Title
10:00-10:15 Prof. Pankaj Jalote,
Director, IIIT Delhi
Opening Address
10:15-10:45 Prof. M. Balakrishnan,
IIT Delhi
MAVI: Mobility Assistance for Visually Impaired
10:45-11:15 Dr. Gaurav Sharma,
IIT Kanpur
Recognizing Face and Expressions
11:15-11:30 Tea Break
11:30-12:00 Dipendra Manocha Requirements for Visually Impaired
12:00-12:30 Dr. V. Balasubramanian,
IIT Hyderabad
A Social Interaction Assistant for Individuals with Visual Impairment
12:30-13:00 Prof. Geetam Tiwari,
Requirements for Disabled in Transportation
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 Dr. Mamta Sood,
PGI Chandigarh
Mental Illness
14:30-15:00 Dr. Anubha Gupta,
IIIT Delhi
Autism and Computer Vision
15:00-15:30 Dr. Sanjay Pandey,
GB Pant Hospital
Parkinson's disease: Visual impairment and possible solutions
15:30-15:45 Tea Break
15:45-16:15 Prof. C.V. Jawahar Language and Vision
16:15-16:45 Anjlee Agarwal,
Requirements of persons with visual impairments
16:45-17:00 Dr. Chetan Arora,
IIIT Delhi
Closing remarks

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