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Event-Driven Compressive Vision for Multimodal Interaction with Mobile Devices

Objective

The visually impaired and the elderly, often suffering from mild speech and/or motor disabilities, are experiencing a significant and increasing barrier in accessing ICT technology and services. Yet, in order to be able to participate in a modern, interconnected society that relies on ICT technologies for handling everyday issues, there is clear need also for these user groups to have access to ICT, in particular to mobile platforms such as tablet computers or smart-phones.
The proposed project aims at developing and exploiting the recently matured and quickly advancing biologically-inspired technology of event-driven, compressive sensing (EDC) of audio-visual information, to realize a new generation of low-power multi-modal human-computer interface for mobile devices.
The project is based on two main technology pillars: (A) an air gesture control set, and (B) a vision-assisted speech recognition set. (A) exploits EDC vision for low and high level hand and finger gesture recognition and subsequent command execution; (B) combines temporal dynamics from lip and chin motion acquired using EDC vision sensors with the auditory sensor input to gain robustness and background noise immunity of spoken command recognition and speech-to-text input.
In contrast to state-of-the-art technologies, both proposed human-computer communication channels will be designed to work reliably under uncontrolled conditions. Particularly, mobile devices equipped with the proposed interface technology will facilitate unrestricted outdoor use under uncontrolled lighting and background noise conditions. Furthermore, due to the sparse nature of information encoding, EDC excels conventional approaches in energy efficiency, yielding an ideal solution for mobile, battery-powered devices.
ECOMODE is committed to pave the way for industrialization of commercial products by demonstrating the availability of the required hardware and software components and their integrability into a mobile platform.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/mobile phone
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/signal processing/compressed sensing
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors/optical sensors
  • /humanities/languages and literature/linguistics/phonetics

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 758 125

Participants (8)

FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 592 708,75
Address
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 556 278,75
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Streetlab
France
EU contribution
€ 449 665
Address
17 Rue Moreau
75012 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INNOVATI NETWORKS SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 232 506,30
Address
Calle Isabel Colbrand 10 Oficina 113-114
28050 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER
Italy
EU contribution
€ 488 429
Address
Via Santa Croce 77
38122 Trento
Activity type
Research Organisations
PROPHESEE
France
EU contribution
€ 286 250
Address
74 Rue Du Faubourg Saint Antoine
75012 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FONDATION DE COOPERATION SCIENTIFIQUE VOIR ET ENTENDRE
France
EU contribution
€ 257 500
Address
17 Rue Moreau
75012 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
EXPERIS MANPOWERGROUP SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 176 743,70
Address
Avenida De Burgos 18
28036 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)