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Intelligent Image Processing

Cover Image Copyright Year: 2002
Author(s): Mann, S.
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press
Content Type : Books & eBooks
Topics: Computing & Processing
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Abstract

Intelligent Image Processing describes the EyeTap technology that allows non-invasive tapping into the human eye through devices built into eyeglass frames. This isn't merely about a computer screen inside eyeglasses, but rather the ability to have a shared telepathic experience among viewers. Written by the developer of the EyeTap principle, this work explores the practical application and far-reaching implications this new technology has for human telecommunications.

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      Frontmatter and Index

      Mann, S.
      Intelligent Image Processing

      DOI: 10.1002/0471221635.fmatter_indsub
      Page(s): i - xviii
      Copyright Year: 2002

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      The prelims comprise:
      Half-title page
      Title page
      Copyright page
      Contents
      Preface
      Index View full abstract»

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      Humanistic Intelligence as a Basis for Intelligent Image Processing

      Mann, S.
      Intelligent Image Processing

      DOI: 10.1002/0471221635.ch1
      Page(s): 1 - 14
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      The first chapter introduces the general ideas behind wearable computing, personal technologies, and the like. It gives a historical overview ranging from the original photographic motivations of personal cybernetics in the 1970s, to the fabric-based computers of the 1980s, and to the modern EyeTap systems. This chapter traces personal cybernetics from its obscure beginnings as a cumbersome wearable lighting and photographic control system to its more refined embodiments. The motivating factor in humanistic intelligence is that we realize the close synergy between the intelligence that arises from the human being in the feedback loop of a truly personal computational process. View full abstract»

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      Where on the Body is the Best Place for a Personal Imaging System?

      Mann, S.
      Intelligent Image Processing

      DOI: 10.1002/0471221635.ch2
      Page(s): 15 - 63
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      This chapter considers the fundamental question of where on the body the imaging system should be situated. In terms of image acquisition and display, various systems have been tried. Among these is the author's wearable radar vision system for the visually challenged. This system is introduced, described, and compared with other systems. View full abstract»

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      The EyeTap Principle: Effectively Locating the Camera Inside the Eye as an Alternative to Wearable Camera Systems

      Mann, S.
      Intelligent Image Processing

      DOI: 10.1002/0471221635.ch3
      Page(s): 64 - 102
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      This chapter provides the fundamental basis for noninvasively tapping into the mind's eye. The EyeTap principle pertains to replacing, in whole or in part, each ray of light that would otherwise pass through the lens of at least one eye of the wearer, with a synthetic ray of light responsive to the output of a processor. Fundamental concepts covered in this chapter include the EyeTap principle; analysis glass, synthesis glass, and the collinearity criterion; effective location of the camera in at least one eye of the wearer; practical embodiments of the EyeTap principle; the laser EyeTap camera; tapping the mind's eye with a computer-controlled laser (replacing each ray of light that would otherwise enter the eye with laser light); the author's fully functional laser EyeTap eyeglasses; infinite depth of focus EyeTap products and devices; and practical solutions for the visually challenged. View full abstract»

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      Comparametric Equations, Quantigraphic Image Processing, and Comparagraphic Rendering

      Mann, S.
      Intelligent Image Processing

      DOI: 10.1002/0471221635.ch4
      Page(s): 103 - 178
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      This chapter addresses the basic question of how much light is desirable. In particular, when replacing each ray of light with synthetic light, one must know how much synthetic light to use. The analysis portion of the apparatus is described. Since it is based on a camera or camera-like device, a procedure for determining the quantity of light entering the camera is formulated. View full abstract»

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      Lightspace and Antihomomorphic Vector Spaces

      Mann, S.
      Intelligent Image Processing

      DOI: 10.1002/0471221635.ch5
      Page(s): 179 - 232
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      This chapter introduces a multidimensional variant of photoquantigraphic imaging in which the response of the image to light is determined. The discussion of lightspace includes the application of personal imaging to the creation of pictures done in a genre of painting with lightvectors. This application takes us back to the very first application of wearable computers and mediated reality, namely that of collaborative production of visual art in a mediated reality space. View full abstract»

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      VideoOrbits: The Projective Geometry Renaissance

      Mann, S.
      Intelligent Image Processing

      DOI: 10.1002/0471221635.ch6
      Page(s): 233 - 294
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      The final chapter covers camera-based head-tracking in the context of algebraic projective geometry. This chapter sets forth the theoretical framework for personal imaging. View full abstract»

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      Appendix A: Safety First!

      Mann, S.
      Intelligent Image Processing

      DOI: 10.1002/0471221635.appa
      Page(s): 295
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      The importance of personal safety in this new computing paradigm is emphasized. The author touches upon the isolation of inputs, the use of insulation, the need for current-limiting fuses, and the use of flame-proof material. View full abstract»

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      Appendix B: Multiambic Keyer for Use While Engaged in Other Activities

      Mann, S.
      Intelligent Image Processing

      DOI: 10.1002/0471221635.appb
      Page(s): 296 - 318
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      Humanistic intelligence arises in a natural cybernetic way by maintaining a constancy of user-interface by way of a computer system. This appendix describes a handheld multiambic keyer that can be easily custom-built for a user, and activated while doing other things such as jogging, running, and climbing stairs. The keyer can also be used to secretly type messages while standing and conversing with other people in a natural manner. View full abstract»

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      Appendix C: WearCam GNUX Howto

      Mann, S.
      Intelligent Image Processing

      DOI: 10.1002/0471221635.appc
      Page(s): 319 - 324
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      This appendix is somewhat specific to the ECE1766 class taught at University of Toronto, based on a class set of Xybernat wearable computer systems. The details here pertain to the Xybernaut systems, as originally shipped, (research units in early production, typically having low, e.g., 2 digit serial numbers). View full abstract»

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      Appendix D: How to Build a Covert Computer Imaging System into Ordinary Looking Sunglasses

      Mann, S.
      Intelligent Image Processing

      DOI: 10.1002/0471221635.appd
      Page(s): 325 - 331
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      For the WearComp reality mediator to be of use in everyday life, it must not have an unusual appearance, especially given its use in corrupt settings such as dishonest sales establishments, gambling casinos, corrupt customs border stations, and political institutions where human rights violations are commonplace or where objections are likely to be raised to recording apparatus. Possible solutions to this problem are discussed in this chapter. View full abstract»

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      Bibliography

      Mann, S.
      Intelligent Image Processing

      DOI: 10.1002/0471221635.biblio
      Page(s): 332 - 339
      Copyright Year: 2002

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