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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE C 2010 Vol.11 No.2 P.79-91


Computer vision based eyewear selector

Author(s):  Oscar DÉ,NIZ, Modesto CASTRILLÓ,N, Javier LORENZO, Luis ANTÓ,N, Mario HERNANDEZ, Gloria BUENO

Affiliation(s):  Instituto Universitario de Sistemas Inteligentes y Aplicaciones Numé more

Corresponding email(s):   Oscar.Deniz@uclm.es

Key Words:  Face detection, Eye detection, Perceptual user interfaces, Human-computer interaction

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Oscar DÉNIZ, Modesto CASTRILLÓN, Javier LORENZO, Luis ANTÓN, Mario HERNANDEZ, Gloria BUENO. Computer vision based eyewear selector[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science C, 2010, 11(2): 79-91.

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The widespread availability of portable computing power and inexpensive digital cameras are opening up new possibilities for retailers in some markets. One example is in optical shops, where a number of systems exist that facilitate eyeglasses selection. These systems are now more necessary as the market is saturated with an increasingly complex array of lenses, frames, coatings, tints, photochromic and polarizing treatments, etc. Research challenges encompass Computer Vision, Multimedia and human-computer interaction. Cost factors are also of importance for widespread product acceptance. This paper describes a low-cost system that allows the user to visualize different glasses models in live video. The user can also move the glasses to adjust its position on the face. The system, which runs at 9.5 frames/s on general-purpose hardware, has a homeostatic module that keeps image parameters controlled. This is achieved by using a camera with motorized zoom, iris, white balance, etc. This feature can be specially useful in environments with changing illumination and shadows, like in an optical shop. The system also includes a face and eye detection module and a glasses management module.

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