February 1st, 2009, 10:20 Posted By: Pegasus2000
I have released the new version of Nanodesktop Blind Assistant (core CFW0005).
Blind Assistant is the attempt to help the blinds through simple commercial
devices as the Sony PSP, without the necessity to buy expensive
You can download the new homebrew here:
Sir, this is the most complex homebrew ever realized before.
As you have seen in a previous article, I've posted before two videos
that show the features of Blind Assistant:
This version of Blind Assistant, is able to talk with the blind using the
ndFLite voice synthetizer. It can answer to the vocal commands, using
the ndPocketSphinx speech recognition engine.
In this way, the blind can interact with the system using only his voice.
This version of the software integrates five features:
a) a face recognition engine, that can recognize the names of the people
that are present in the room (and the position in the screen), using
PentLand algorithm. Our version of the algorithm uses VFPU to speed up
b) a room recognizer, that can recognize the room in which the blind is,
through a x86 server (BlindServer) and the SIFT (Scalar Image Feature
c) a optical char recognition engine, that can read to the blind a text
that is grabbed by the camera
d) a colour scanner, that is able to say to the blind what is the average
color of the image that is grabbed by the camera in that moment. This
is useful for the blind for recognizing the color of an object that is in
front of it
e) a mail reader, that can read the mail that the blind receives from a
See the documentation in the zip file for the installation of the homebrew.
The program is able to autoupdate itself using internet.
I hope that this program can be useful.
Eng. Filippo Battaglia
For more information and downloads, click here!
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