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20130044199In-Camera Based Method of Detecting Defect Eye with High Accuracy - A portable digital image acquisition device includes multiple lenses and/or multiple flashes. A main digital image and first and second reference images are acquired. The first and second reference images are acquired with different flash-lens combinations that have different flash-lens distances. One or more flash eye defects are detected and corrected in the main image based on analysis of the first and second reference images.02-21-2013
20110175992FILE SELECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD - A file selection system includes a display unit, a camera, and a processing unit. The camera captures an image. The processing unit examines the image to find a face, eyeballs, and eye sockets, and determining a location of the face in the image and a location of an eyeball in an eye socket, to obtain which area an individual looks at. The processing unit further selects media content according to the area the individual looks at. The display unit displays the selected media content.07-21-2011
20130083185OPTICAL ADAPTER FOR OPHTHALMOLOGICAL IMAGING APPARATUS - An optical adapter system for a smart-phone has a lens and a light transmission guide within a housing. The adapter lens is located at the distal end of the housing in optical alignment with the smart-phone's camera lens, and the light transmission guide extends from one end that is adjacent to the smart-phone's light source toward the distal end of the housing and directs light outside of the housing to the subject being imaged. The optical adapter is preferably used in combination with the smart-phone as an ophthalmic examination tool and can be used with a computer program that runs on the smart-phone's processor. The computer program can be calibrated for use with the particular optical adapter and can be used to control the smart-phone's imaging system, such as varying the intensity of the light source, and can determine a refractive error in a patient's eye.04-04-2013
20130083184IMAGER, MODULE FOR AN IMAGER, IMAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD - An imager (04-04-2013
20100165093EYE-GAZE DETECTING DEVICE AND EYE-GAZE DETECTING METHOD - Accurately and quickly calculated is a calibrating parameter for detecting an eye-gaze coordinate, of an operator, in an input image from a capturing unit worn on a user.07-01-2010
20100165092IMAGE OUTPUT APPARATUS, IMAGE OUTPUT METHOD AND IMAGE OUTPUT PROGRAM - There is provided an image output apparatus including an image-capturing section that captures an image of the observed person, an observer's point of sight measuring section that measures a point of sight of the observer when the image-capturing section captures the image of the observed person, an output section that outputs the image of the observed person which is captured by the image-capturing section, and a point of sight output control section that causes the output section to output information indicating the point of sight of the observer which is measured by the observer's point of sight measuring section, together with the image of the observed person which is captured by the image-capturing section.07-01-2010
20110205350OPEN-EYE OR CLOSED-EYE DETERMINATION APPARATUS, DEGREE OF EYE OPENNESS ESTIMATION APPARATUS AND PROGRAM - An open-eye or closed-eye determination apparatus is provided with: an image capture section 08-25-2011
20130076885EYE CLOSURE DETECTION USING STRUCTURED ILLUMINATION - A monitoring system and method for monitoring and/or predicting drowsiness of a driver of a vehicle or a machinery operator are provided. A set of infrared, IR, or near infrared, NIR, light sources, is arranged such that an amount of the light emitted from the light source incidents on an eye of the driver or operator. The light that impinges on the eye of the driver or operator forms a virtual image of the signal sources on the eye including the sclera and/or cornea. An image sensor obtains consecutive images capturing the reflected light, wherein each image will contain glints from at least a subset or all of the light sources. A drowsiness index can be determined based on the extracted information of the glints of the sequence of images, wherein the drowsiness index indicates a degree of drowsiness of the driver or operator.03-28-2013
20130076884METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MEASURING AN INTERPUPILLARY DISTANCE - A method for estimating a person's interpupillary distance (PD) includes: 03-28-2013
20130076883VEHICLE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION REGARDING AN EXTERNAL ITEM A DRIVER IS FOCUSING ON - A system and method for providing information to a driver of a vehicle includes: an image-capture device; a head or eye-gaze tracker; at least one processor; and an output device. The image-capture device captures an image of an environment external to a vehicle. The head or eye-gaze tracker determines an item a driver of the vehicle is viewing. The at least one processor processes the captured image. The at least one processor also translates language contained in the captured image of the item the driver is viewing to a second language, or determines point-of-interest information based on the captured image of the item the driver is viewing. The output device outputs information containing the second translated language of the captured image of the item the driver is viewing, or containing the determined point-of-interest information based on the captured image of the item the driver is viewing.03-28-2013
20100110172Ophthalmic photographing apparatus - An ophthalmic photographing apparatus having a photographing unit having an optical system having a first light source and dividing light into measurement light and reference light, guiding reference light to an optical system and measurement light to an optical system scanning an eye portion, and combining reference and measurement light into interference light, and making interference light enter a photodetector to obtain a tomographic image, a unit having an optical system having a second light source and illuminating with illumination light, and an optical system making illumination light enter a photo-detector, and obtaining a front image, a unit controlling the photographing unit to scan an X-Y scanning region and obtain 3D image information, a unit obtaining a front image based on accumulation information in a depth direction or image information on a surface portion, and comparing the images to detect a positional deviation, and means displaying deviation information.05-06-2010
20130033593Portable Retinal Camera and Image Acquisition Method - A camera for capturing an image of an object, for example an eye. The camera has at least two light sources and an image-sensing system having two image sensors. A multiple branch optical system transmits outgoing light from the light sources to the object, and transmits incoming light from the object to the image-sensing system. The multiple branch optical system includes an autofocusing element such as a variable power optical element that varies the focus of the incoming light. There is also an image display. There is a controller that controls the operation of the light sources, controls acquisition of images by the image-sensing system, and controls the display of images on the image display. The controller activates an autofocus light source and uses the resulting captured image to automatically adjust the image exposure parameters. The controller automatically adjusts the autofocusing element to improve the image focus, and then activates the second light source and acquires one or more images of the object while the second light source is activated.02-07-2013
20130033592MANNER OF RANGING ITEMS ON THE COMPUTER MONITOR SCREEN SURFACE AND A METHOD OF VALUATION OF OBJECTS ON THE SURFACE OF A COMPUTER OF A COMPUTER MONITOR SCREEN - The manner of measuring the location of user's eyesight fixation point on the computer screen surface based on illuminating the eye surface, monitoring the eye with a camera and analyzing light reflecting from the pupil surface, and the method of valuation of objects on the surface of a computer monitor screen, especially key words for the needs of a web browser user, based on monitoring the eye by means of a video camera during successive light sources on and offs which are located in the axis of a video camera and in the corners of a computer monitor and/or nearby, and recording the constellations of reflections from the surface of the apple of the eye in the video camera image and processing the image by the computer and software.02-07-2013
20130088584IRIS CAMERAS - An iris camera for capturing an image of an iris of a user is described. The iris camera comprises: a lens; an image sensor for capturing an image produced by the lens; a processor for analysing the degree of focus of successive images produced by the sensor and for controlling a lens position adjustment motor to move the lens to a position where a subsequent captured image potentially has an increased degree of focus; and a proximity sensor for providing an initial measurement of the distance between the lens and the user. The processor is arranged to user the initial distance measurement obtained by the proximity sensor as a starting point for capturing images of the iris to effect a fine-focus adjustment.04-11-2013
20130088583Handheld Iris Imager - A portable, hand held iris imaging system captures iris images that may be used in biometric identification. The system includes an illumination source for illuminating a subject's eye and a camera to capture light reflected from the subject's eye. An optical element positioned between the illumination source and the camera focuses light reflected from the subject's eye onto the camera. A controller receives the captured image and provides it to a display. If the system is not correctly positioned for iris image capture, the display may also provide visual feedback regarding how the system can be properly repositioned. The system includes a housing with a portable form factor so that it may be easily operated.04-11-2013
20120218399ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, CONTROLLER OF INDICATOR, AND CONTROL METHOD OF THE SAME - According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a camera, an indicator, an eye-tracking module, and a first controller. The eye-tracking module is configured to recognize an eye of a user based on an image photographed by the camera. The first controller is configured to switch an indication of the indicator in accordance with whether the eye of the user is recognized.08-30-2012
20120218398Automatic Detection of Vertical Gaze Using an Embedded Imaging Device - A method of detecting and applying a vertical gaze direction of a face within a digital image includes analyzing one or both eyes of a face within an acquired image, including determining a degree of coverage of an eye ball by an eye lid within the digital image. Based on the determined degree of coverage of the eye ball by the eye lid, an approximate direction of vertical eye gaze is determined. A further action is selected based on the determined approximate direction of vertical eye gaze.08-30-2012
20130057671METHOD FOR CLASSIFICATION OF EYE CLOSURES - The present invention generally relates to a method for improving the reliability of a portion of physiological data from an image sensor monitoring an operator positioned in an operator compartment of a vehicle. An embodiment of the method includes receiving, from the image sensor, physiological data including information relating to at least one of eye, face, head, arms and body motion of the operator, identifying an indication of at least an eyelid closure, eye movement or head movement of the operator based on the physiological data; comparing at least one of the physiological data and a lighting condition within the operator compartment with a set of rules for a current operator status; and classifying the type of eyelid closure, eye movement and/or head movement by correlating the identified eyelid closure, eye movement and/or head movement and a result of the comparison.03-07-2013
20110013007EYE DETECTION UNIT USING SEQUENTIAL DATA FLOW - The invention generally relates to systems and methods for eye detection for use in, for example, installations and systems for tracking eyes and gaze angle/directions. The system includes a plurality of eye detection units connected to an image sensor. The eye detection units are adapted to receive regions of picture elements of a digital image frame substantially in parallel and wherein the eye detection units are adapted to operate substantially in parallel, each eye detection unit being adapted to receive a specified region of the picture elements of at least one digital image frame and including an eye feature extraction module adapted to perform a eye feature extraction process on the received picture elements to identify predetermined eye features. An eye data generating module is adapted to receive information of potential identified eye features including picture element coordinates for the identified eye features, and the received region of picture elements, and generate eye data based on the information of potential eye features, wherein the eye data is generated if identified eye features fulfil predetermined conditions, and transfer generated eye data and the received regions of picture elements to a processing module, and wherein a data flow of the eye data and the region of picture elements of a digital image frame is substantially parallel.01-20-2011
20090268020Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Imaging Systems for Use in Pediatric Ophthalmic Applications and Related Methods and Computer Program Products - Optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging systems for imaging an eye are provided including a source having an associated source arm path and a reference arm having an associated reference arm path coupled to the source path, the reference arm path having an associated reference arm path length. A sample having an associated sample arm path coupled to the source arm and reference arm paths is provided. A reference arm path length adjustment module is coupled to the reference arm. The reference arm path length adjustment module is configured to automatically adjust the reference arm path length such that the reference arm path length is based on an eye length of the subject. Related methods and computer program products are also provided.10-29-2009
20120224043INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM - Provided is an information processing apparatus including an image acquisition unit for acquiring an image of a user positioned near a display unit on which video of content is displayed, a viewing state determination unit for determining a viewing state, of the user, of the content based on the image, and an audio output control unit for controlling output of audio of the content to the user according to the viewing state.09-06-2012
20130063582DEVICE AND METHOD FOR IRIS RECOGNITION USING A PLURALITY OF IRIS IMAGES HAVING DIFFERENT IRIS SIZES - The present invention relates to an iris recognition device and method capable of improving iris recognition accuracy. To enhance iris recognition accuracy in consideration of variation in pupil size and iris region due to changes in intensity of lighting, the iris recognition device and method are configured to obtain multiple iris images having different iris sizes by capturing iris images of a person to be enrolled with a camera while adjusting brightness of lighting so that the iris size of the person to be enrolled varies from a maximum size to a minimum size, store the obtained iris images and associated iris size information for enrollment in a database interworking with the iris recognition device, and select enrolled iris images having an iris size most similar to that of an iris image captured by the camera for identification among many enrolled iris images for similarity measurement.03-14-2013
20130162798MOBILE IDENTITY PLATFORM - The present disclosure is directed towards a compact, mobile apparatus for iris image acquisition, adapted to address effects of ocular dominance in the subject and to guide positioning of the subject's iris for the image acquisition. The apparatus may include a sensor for acquiring an iris image from a subject. A compact mirror may be oriented relative to a dominant eye of the subject, and sized to present an image of a single iris to the subject when the apparatus is positioned at a suitable distance for image acquisition. The mirror may assist the subject in positioning the iris for iris image acquisition. The mirror may be positioned between the sensor and the iris during iris image acquisition, and transmit a portion of light reflected off the iris to the sensor.06-27-2013
20130162799MOBILITY IDENTITY PLATFORM - The present disclosure is directed towards a compact, mobile apparatus for iris image acquisition, adapted to address effects of ocular dominance in the subject and to guide positioning of the subject's iris for the image acquisition. The apparatus may include a sensor for acquiring an iris image from a subject. A compact mirror may be oriented relative to a dominant eye of the subject, and sized to present an image of a single iris to the subject when the apparatus is positioned at a suitable distance for image acquisition. The mirror may assist the subject in positioning the iris for iris image acquisition. The mirror may be positioned between the sensor and the iris during iris image acquisition, and transmit a portion of light reflected off the iris to the sensor.06-27-2013
20120236136INTERIOR REARVIEW MIRROR WITH ALCOHOL DETECTION - An alcohol sensing system for a vehicle includes an alcohol sensing device disposed at or near an interior rearview mirror assembly of the vehicle. The alcohol sensing device is operable to detect a level of alcohol in the breath of a driver of the vehicle. An alert element is operable to provide an alert when the detected alcohol level is above a threshold level. The alcohol sensing device may be incorporated in the interior rearview mirror assembly. The alert element may include a display element operable to display visible information at the interior rearview mirror assembly that is viewable by the driver of the vehicle and that is indicative of the detected alcohol level. The display element may be operable to display different ranges of alcohol levels and to indicate in which range the detected alcohol level falls.09-20-2012
20130162797METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETECTING DROWSINESS - In a method and a device for detecting the drowsiness of a driver in a motor vehicle, a drowsiness model is provided to determine a value characterizing the drowsiness of the driver as a function of at least one output quantity of a driver-activity sensor array. Moreover, the device for detecting drowsiness includes a brightness sensor as well as a correction model for correcting the value characterizing the drowsiness of the driver as a function of at least one output quantity of the brightness sensor.06-27-2013
20110279666DETECTION OF GAZE POINT ASSISTED BY OPTICAL REFERENCE SIGNAL - A gaze-point detection system includes at least one infrared (IR) signal source to be placed in a test scene as a reference point, a pair of eye glasses to be worn by a person, and a data processing and storage unit for calculating a gaze point of the person wearing the pair of eye glasses. The pair of eye glasses includes an image sensor, an eye-tracking unit and a camera. The image sensor detects IR signals from the at least one IR signal source and generates an IR signal source tracking signal. The eye-tracking unit determines adapted to determine the gaze direction of the person and generates an eye-tracking signal, and the camera acquires a test scene picture. The data processing and storage unit communicates with the pair of eye glasses and calculates the gaze point relative to the test scene picture.11-17-2011
20100177186METHOD OF MEASURING AT LEAST ONE GEOMETRICO-PHYSIONOMIC PARAMETER FOR POSITIONING A FRAME OF VISION-CORRECTING EYEGLASSES ON THE FACE OF A WEARER - The method includes capturing at least one digital image of the wearer's face with a portable image capture appliance (07-15-2010
20090244274EYELID OPENING LEVEL DETERMINATION DEVICE AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM STORING COMPUTER PROGRAM THEREOF - An eyelid opening level determination device includes a face image taking unit; an upper eyelid detection unit for detecting an upper eyelid in the face image; a lower eyelid area setting unit for setting an area for searching a lower eyelid based on the upper eyelid; an edge group detecting unit for detecting an edge group where brightness changes from dark to bright as a lower eyelid candidate by scanning the area from an upper side to a lower side; a reliability value obtaining unit for obtaining a reliability value of the edge group; a lower eyelid determination unit in which the edge group having the reliability value exceeding a predetermined value in the edge group is determined to be the lower eyelid; and an eyelid opening level obtaining unit for obtaining opening level of the eyelid based on positions for the upper eyelid and the lower eyelid.10-01-2009
20110298912WAVEFRONT SENSING FOR BIOMETRIC IMAGING - Devices and approaches for addressing wavefront corruption in biometric applications. A biometric imaging system may have a laser, a wavefront sensor, and an optical system. The laser may be configured to project a laser spot onto a skin portion of a human face, and the optical system may be configured to collect scattered light from the laser spot and relay the light to the wavefront sensor. The biometric imaging system may also have an adaptive optical element and a controller configured to provide actuation commands to the adaptive optical element based at least in part upon a wavefront distortion measurement output from the wavefront sensor. The optical system may further be configured to relay image light to an image camera of the optical system. The image camera may be an iris camera configured for obtaining iris images suitable for biometric identification.12-08-2011
20110298913PUPIL HIDDEN STATE DETECTING APPARATUS AND VEHICLE-MOUNTED CAMERA EMPLOYING THE SAME - Provided is a pupil hidden state detecting apparatus which can detect directly a hidden state of a pupil without detecting a hiding object. The pupil hidden state detecting apparatus 12-08-2011
20110285836Multimodal Ocular Biometric System - A multimodal biometric identification system captures and processes images of both the iris and the retina for biometric identification. Another multimodal ocular system captures and processes images of the iris and/or the from both eyes of a subject. Biometrics based on data provided by these systems are more accurate and robust than using biometrics that include data from only the iris or only the retina from a single eye. An exemplary embodiment emits photons to the iris and the retina of both eyes, an iris image sensor that captures an image of the iris when the iris reflects the emitted light, a retina image sensor that captures an image of the retina when the retina reflects the emitted light, and a controller that controls the iris and the retina illumination sources, where the captured image of the iris and the captured image of the retina contain biometric data.11-24-2011
20090278922IMAGE SENSOR WITH INTEGRATED REGION OF INTEREST CALCULATION FOR IRIS CAPTURE, AUTOFOCUS, AND GAIN CONTROL - An iris recognition system and method for operating same is disclosed. The iris recognition system includes an image sensor, a buffer, a comparator, autofocus logic, and gain control logic. The image sensor is configured to obtain at least one image from a camera. The buffer communicatively connected to the image sensor stores values associated with the pixels in the image sensor. The comparator communicately connected to the buffer obtains a coarse segmentation of an iris of a subject. The autofocus logic for adjusts the focus of a lens associated with the camera. The gain control logic adjusts the gain of the image sensor. The functions of obtaining a coarse segmentation, adjusting the focus of the lens, and adjusting the gain are based on the locations of the pixels with the highest value in the image sensor as stored in the buffer.11-12-2009
20110216181DROWSINESS DETERMINATION APPARATUS AND PROGRAM - An image is captured of a region including an eye of a driver using an image capture device 09-08-2011
20100007726METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CLASSIFYING A PERSON - Photo or video content of a person is acquired (01-14-2010
20100118132OPTICAL IMAGE MEASUREMENT DEVICE - A fundus oculi observation device 05-13-2010
20110199475CUSTOMER SERVING SYSTEM - A customer serving system comprises a detection device, a display device and a control unit. The detection device is arranged for detecting customers within a monitoring area. The display device is coupled to the detection device for starting to display a greeting message, when the customers coming to the monitoring area are detected. The display device has an interactive panel for confirming demands of the customers and handling questions after greeting the customers. The control unit is coupled to the display device for displaying information on the interactive panel based on requests of the customers. The customer serving system can greet the customers, when service personnel are temporarily absent. The customer serving system can provide an effective response in real time in accordance with demands of the customers. After detecting the service personnel, the customer serving system can be switched to allow the service personnel to serve the customers.08-18-2011
20120293643SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ILLUMINATING AN IRIS WITH VISIBLE LIGHT FOR BIOMETRIC ACQUISITION - The present disclosure is directed towards methods and systems for acquiring biometric information of an individual. The apparatus may include a light source directing visible light towards an eye. The light source may direct the visible light at an angle of at least 30 degrees from a line of sight of the eye. The visible light may penetrate a surface of the iris, illuminating substantially the whole iris for biometric acquisition. The visible light may have an intensity level above that which causes discomfort to the eye if the visible light reaches a light-sensitive part of the eye's retina. A sensor may acquire iris biometric data from the illuminated iris.11-22-2012
20110169935METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OBTAINING AN IMAGE OF AN OCULAR FEATURE - A method, apparatus and software containing instructions for obtaining an image of an ocular feature are disclosed. The disclosed embodiments include at least the steps of defining one or more selection criteria which are related to an ocular feature of interest. The selection criteria may relate to an ocular feature type, an ocular feature location, or other relevant matters. The method further includes capturing a stream of sequential ocular images and autonomously scoring some or all ocular images according to the selection criteria. Images that score above a defined score threshold may be selected as individual images more likely to include a suitable representation of the ocular feature of interest than other individual ocular images.07-14-2011
20100201798 DEPTH-AWARE BLUR KERNEL ESTIMATION METHOD FOR IRIS DEBLURRING - A method of estimating a blur kernel distribution for visual iris recognition includes determining a first mathematical relationship between an in-focus position of a camera lens and a distance between the lens and an iris whose image is to be captured by the lens. The first relationship is used to estimate a second mathematical relationship between the in-focus position of the lens and a standard deviation defining a Gaussian blur kernel distribution. A position of an eye of a living being at a future point in time is predicted. A focus position of the camera lens is adjusted based upon the predicted position of the eye. The camera lens with the adjusted focus position is used to produce an image of the living being's eye at the point in time. An actual position of the living being's eye at the point in time is sensed. The first relationship is used to ascertain a desired focus position of the lens based upon the actual position of the living being's eye at the point in time. The second relationship is used to calculate a standard deviation defining a Gaussian blur kernel distribution. The calculating is based upon a difference between the adjusted focus position and the desired focus position of the lens.08-12-2010
20120268582USE OF THE OPTICAL ELEMENTS OF A HEAD-UP DISPLAY FOR THE CAMERA-BASED RAIN AND DIRT SENSING, DRIVING IDENTIFICATION OR FATIGUE DETECTION - A vehicle having a device for generating a head-up display, wherein a camera including an image sensor and a focusing element is statically or dynamically introduced into the beam path of the head-up display via an optical or mechanical element. The focusing element is arranged in such a manner that a region of the outside of the windshield is imaged on the image sensor in a focused manner.10-25-2012
20100060728METHOD FOR PRODUCING HIGH-QUALITY REPRODUCTIONS OF THE FRONT AND/OR REAR SECTIONS OF THE EYE - The present invention makes it possible to make high-quality recordings of the anterior and/or posterior segments of the eye as an individual image or also as a sequence of images without increasing the radiation load on the eye to be examined. In the method according to the invention, at least one pre-flash is used in order to determine an optimal exposure time for the main flash based on the recording of the pre-flash which is reflected by the object to be recorded. Both the pre-flash and the main flash are controllable and the recordings of the pre-flash and main flash are recorded with the same sensor of the electronic camera and are evaluated electronically by a control unit, and the recording of the main flash and, as the case may be, of the pre-flash is analyzed and/or corrected and displayed to the user.03-11-2010
20130182095SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IRIS DATA ACQUISITION FOR BIOMETRIC IDENTIFICATION - A system and related method for acquiring high quality images of the iris of an unconstrained subject comprising a camera; a controllable focusing component; a focus controller component that controls the lens to focus at successively different points within a focus range, such focus control performed without any input from measurement of whether the image is in focus or out of focus, be it based from measurements of the image or other distance metrics to the subject; and a sharpness detection component that rejects the most out-of-focus images based on measurement of focus on the image is disclosed.07-18-2013
20110267446Calibrating Laser Beam Position and Shape Using an Image Capture Device - The present invention provides improved methods and systems for laser beam positioning, shape profile, size profile, drift, and/or deflection calibration using an image capture device, such as a microscope camera, for enhanced calibration accuracy and precision. The methods and systems are particularly suited for iris calibration and hysteresis measurement of a variable diameter aperture. One method for calibrating laser pulses from a laser eye surgery system using an image capture device comprises imaging a known object with an image capture device. A pulsed laser beam is directed onto a calibration surface so as to leave a mark on the calibration surface. The mark on the calibration surface is then imaged with the image capture device. The laser eye surgery system is calibrated by comparing the image of the mark on the calibration surface to the image of the known object.11-03-2011
20130182094SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IRIS DATA ACQUISITION FOR BIOMETRIC IDENTIFICATION - A system and related method for acquiring high quality images of the iris of an unconstrained subject comprising a camera; a controllable focusing component; a focus controller component that controls the lens to focus at successively different points within a focus range, such focus control performed without any input from measurement of whether the image is in focus or out of focus, be it based from measurements of the image or other distance metrics to the subject; and a sharpness detection component that rejects the most out-of-focus images based on measurement of focus on the image is disclosed.07-18-2013
20130182093SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IRIS DATA ACQUISITION FOR BIOMETRIC IDENTIFICATION - A system and related method for acquiring high quality images of the iris of an unconstrained subject comprising a camera; a controllable focusing component; a focus controller component that controls the lens to focus at successively different points within a focus range, such focus control performed without any input from measurement of whether the image is in focus or out of focus, be it based from measurements of the image or other distance metrics to the subject; and a sharpness detection component that rejects the most out-of-focus images based on measurement of focus on the image is disclosed.07-18-2013
20100128117VIDEO INFRARED RETINAL IMAGE SCANNER - A method of scanning a retinal image includes providing a light source, emitting radiation from the light source toward a beam splitter, focusing the radiation with a focusing lens on a retina, collecting radiation reflected by the retina with a camera, producing an image signal representative of a plurality of images of the retina based on the collected radiation, selecting one of the plurality of images of the retina for display from the image signal, displaying the selected image of the retina on a display, comparing the selected image of the retina to at least one of a plurality of images of retinas stored in a database, selecting one of the plurality of images of retinas stored in the database that matches the selected image of the retina, and displaying the one of the matching image of the retina on the display along with the selected image of the retina.05-27-2010
20080273084INTEGRATED VIDEO AND ELECTRO-OCULOGRAPHY SYSTEM - A goggle based light-weight VOG/EOG system includes at least one digital camera connected to and powered by a laptop computer through a firewire connection. The EOG system is incorporated directly into a goggle base. The digital camera may digitally center the pupil in both the X and Y directions. A calibration mechanism may be incorporated onto the goggle base. The VOG system may track and record 3-D movement of the eye, track pupil dilation, head position and goggle slippage. An animated eye display provides data in a more meaningful fashion. The VOG system is a modular design whereby the same goggle frame or base is used to build a variety of digital camera VOG systems.11-06-2008
20110007144METHOD OF EVALUATING A RECONSTRUCTED SURFACE, CORNEAL TOPOGRAPHER AND CALIBRATION METHOD FOR A CORNEAL TOPOGRAPHER - A Method of evaluating a correspondence between a target surface and a reconstructed surface representing the target surface is described. The reconstructed surface can be constructed by processing information obtained by illuminating the target surface with a pattern of light of a stimulator source, and capturing a reflected image of the pattern of light on an image target, the method further comprising the steps of—Determine a reference image point on the image target corresponding to a reference stimulator point on the stimulator source,—Calculating for the reference image point, using the reconstructed surface, a residual representing the correspondence between the target surface and the reconstructed surface.—Displaying the residual together with the reflected image.01-13-2011
20130120548ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND TEXT READING GUIDE METHOD THEREOF - A text reading guide method for an electronic device including a display screen and a storage unit is provided. The storage unit stores a database recording a number of feature values of images and a plurality of coordinates. Each coordinate corresponds to a display region of the display screen and is associated a corresponding feature value. The method includes the following steps: capturing a real-time eye image of a user; extracting an eye image feature value from the captured eye image; searching the database to find the eye image feature value of the user matching the extracted eye image feature value, and retrieving the coordinates associated with the eye image feature value; determining the display content on the display region corresponding to the retrieved coordinates; and displaying the determined contents in a highlight fashion on the display screen. An electronic device using the method is also provided.05-16-2013
20100321482EYE/HEAD CONTROLS FOR CAMERA POINTING - A setting of a video camera is remotely controlled. Video from a video camera is displayed to a user using a video display. At least one eye of the user is imaged as the user is observing the video display, a change in an image of at least one eye of the user is measured over time, and an eye/head activity variable is calculated from the measured change in the image using an eyetracker. The eye/head activity variable is translated into a camera control setting, and an actuator connected to the video camera is instructed to apply the camera control setting to the video camera using a processor.12-23-2010
20090251534VEHICLE-MOUNTED IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING VEHICLE-MOUNTED IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE - Light reflected by glasses etc. worn by a driver picked up in a facial image of the driver is reduced. With a vehicle-mounted camera (10-08-2009
20090231420IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS AND IMAGE COMBINING METHOD OF IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS - In an image pickup apparatus, an original image selecting unit selects an original image from picked-up images acquired by an image pickup unit; a process image selecting unit selects a process image from the picked-up images; and an image combining instructing unit issues an instruction to combine the process image with the original image; an eye detecting unit detects an eye area. Further, a combining position setting unit sets a combining position in the original image based on a position of the eye area; an image processing unit processes the process image; an image combining unit combines the processed process image with the original image in the combining position, and generates a composite image; and a composite image display control unit performs control such that the composite image is displayed on a display unit.09-17-2009
20110141259IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD FOR IMAGE PROCESSING,IMAGE PICKUP SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM - A brightness information generation unit 06-16-2011
20120105616LOADING OF DATA TO AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An image is displayed on a display of an electronic device. The image includes a control element, e.g., a web link. Further, front camera images are received from a front camera of the electronic device. The front camera is arranged to face toward a user of the electronic device. The received front camera images are analyzed to detect whether the user focuses on the control element. In response to detecting that the user focuses on the control element, loading of data associated with the control element into a memory of the electronic device is started.05-03-2012
20090244275COMPOUND EYE PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND PROGRAM - A compound eye photographing apparatus including: a plurality of photographing units for photographing a subject at a plurality of photographing positions to obtain a plurality of images of the subject; a subject detection unit for detecting a predetermined subject from a base image which is one of the plurality of images; a subject information generation unit for generating subject information which includes information of the position and size of the predetermined subject in the base image; a photographing information generation unit for generating photographing information which includes information of the baseline length, convergence angle, focal length, and zoom magnification of each of the plurality of photographing units at the time of photographing, and a determination unit for determining whether or not the predetermined subject detected from the base image is included in another image other than the base image and outputting the determination result.10-01-2009
20120169861AUGMENTED ROAD SCENE ILLUSTRATOR SYSTEM ON FULL WINDSHIELD HEAD-UP DISPLAY - A method to dynamically register a graphic on a driving scene of a vehicle utilizing a graphic projection display includes monitoring a user input indicated to a portion of the graphic projection display, determining a graphic representing a user-defined content based on the monitored user input indicated to the portion of the graphic projection display, dynamically registering a location of the graphic upon the graphic projection display corresponding to the driving scene of the vehicle, and displaying the graphic upon the graphic projection display.07-05-2012
20100002075DRIVER'S STATE MONITORING SYSTEM USING A CAMERA MOUNTED ON STEERING WHEEL - The status of a driver is monitored by facial images captured by a camera mounted on the steering wheel of a vehicle. The captured image is tilt corrected by a steering angle. The status of the driver can be monitored efficiently.01-07-2010
20130215250PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD - A portable electronic device and method for controlling a media device is provided. The portable electronic includes a camera, a processor in communication with the camera, and an input device in communication with the processor. The processor is for receiving data from the camera and for analyzing the data to detect a condition and the processor is configured to operate in a non-command state or in a command state. The method involves receiving data from a camera, analyzing the data from the camera to detect a condition, receiving input and transmitting a command to the media.08-22-2013
20100225755COMPOUND EYE CAMERA MODULE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME - An optical filter array (09-09-2010
20110058029EVALUATION METHOD OF TEMPLATE IMAGES AND IN VIVO MOTION DETECTING APPARATUS - Multiple template images to be evaluated are used to carry out pattern matching with multiple images, correlation coefficients among the multiple template images are computed based on the results of the pattern matchings, and the template images are evaluated based on the computation result. As a result, the template images can be evaluated in the selection of template images used for pattern matching.03-10-2011
20100201799ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR GENERATING IMAGES WITH EXPANDED DYNAMICS - An ophthalmic device and an arrangement for generating images with expanded dynamic range and a corresponding method for generating images with expanded dynamic range have at least one beamsplitter, in particular with an asymmetric splitting ratio, and at least two image sensors, wherein the image sensors are reflected into a common imaging beam path by the at least one beamsplitter.08-12-2010
20120242821MIRROR SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACQUIRING BIOMETRIC DATA - A system and method for obtaining biometric imagery such as iris imagery from large capture volumes is disclosed wherein a substantially rotationally symmetric mirror such as a cone or sphere is rotated at a constant velocity about a central axis.09-27-2012
20120242819SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING DRIVER ALERTNESS - A driver alertness detection system includes an imaging unit configured to image an area in a vehicle compartment where a driver's head is located; an image processing unit configured to receive the image from the imaging unit, and to determine positions of the driver's head and eyes; and a warning unit configured to determine, based on the determined position of the driver's head and eyes as output by the image processing unit, whether the driver is in an alert state or a non-alert state, and to output a warning to the driver when the driver is determined to be in the non-alert state.09-27-2012
20100220181Eye registration system for refractive surgery and associated methods - An orientation method for corrective eye surgery that registers pairs of eye images taken at different times and with the patient in different positions includes retrieving reference digital image data on an eye of the patient, including image data on an extracorneal eye feature. Real-time image data are collected that include image data on the extracorneal eye feature. A combined image is displayed of a superposition of the data sets, and a determination is made as to whether the combined image indicates an adequate registration between them based upon the extracorneal eye feature data in the two data sets. If the registration is not adequate, one of the data sets is manipulated until an adequate registration is achieved. A system is directed to apparatus and software for orienting a corrective program for eye surgery.09-02-2010
20110128365TIME-OF-FLIGHT SENSOR-ASSISTED IRIS CAPTURE SYSTEM AND METHOD - A method of identifying a living being includes using a time-of-flight sensor to determine a location of a face of the living being. An image of an iris of the living being is produced dependent upon the location of the face as determined by the time-of-flight sensor. The produced image is processed to determine an identity of the living being.06-02-2011
20110128364HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY APPARATUS AND IMAGE SHARING SYSTEM USING THE SAME - A head mounted display external objects includes: an imaging unit imaging external objects; a first image acquiring unit configured acquiring a first image which shows first information of the work being done by the user; a second image acquiring unit acquiring a plurality of second images which are relevant to specific parts of the first image, the second images showing second information relevant to the first information of the work shown by the first image; a determining unit determining whether or not the plurality of second images are relevant to the work being done by the user, based on the image of external objects; an image forming unit forming, by an image beam, the first image and at least one of the second images determined by the determining unit to be relevant to the work being done by the user.06-02-2011
20110001814PERSONAL AUTHENTICATION DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE - An image taking unit including a lens array, a light shielding member, and an image taking unit that acquires a compound eye image of a vein pattern of a living body held at a lens array. A shift estimation unit estimates an image shift amount between ommatidium images of the compound eye image. An image restructuring unit restructures a single image from the compound eye image by using the image shift amount. In at least one embodiment, a size correction unit corrects the size of the restructured single image with a magnification ratio determined by the estimated image shift amount and an image shift amount stored in a registration pattern storage unit so as to correspond to a registration pattern. As a result, it is possible to perform personal authentication while compensating influences due to fluctuations in a subject distance.01-06-2011
20110025836DRIVER MONITORING APPARATUS, DRIVER MONITORING METHOD, AND VEHICLE - A driver monitoring apparatus that detects a face orientation of a driver with sufficient accuracy without setting a long base-line length for a camera and without being adversely affected by disturbance. The driver monitoring apparatus (02-03-2011
20110115894Device and method for diagnosis and monitoring of neural, opthalmologic and retinal disorders - Devices and methods to detect the sampling rate of the eye for diagnostic purposes involving: 1) exposing the eye to an analog signal or a digital signal with a varying speed/refresh rate, 2) recording the patient response, either manually or automatically, to detect the speed/refresh rate threshold for aliasing, 3) making a diagnosis with this information and/or correlating this information to a past reading to determine the trend in the function or status of the patient's retina, optic nerve or cerebral cortex.05-19-2011
20090219386PUPIL DETECTION DEVICE AND PUPIL DETECTION METHOD - The pupil detection device according to the present invention includes a camera means C, a light source L, an optical path forming means, and a calculation means, which are disposed in a manner to retain the relation by means of the optical path forming means, such that the examinee's face is irradiated with the light from the light source from an aperture of the camera means, and that a face image including a pupil EB is formed in the above camera means. The formed image data is calculated to detect the pupil. The above light source L includes a first illumination light source, having a first wavelength light component to make a bright pupil by reflection in the examinee's pupil, and a second illumination light source having a second wavelength light component to make a dark pupil by reflection in the examinee's pupil and exhibiting the same illumination effect as the first illumination light source except for the pupil. The camera means C includes a first image data acquisition means using the first illumination light source, and a second image data acquisition means using the second illumination light source. The above calculation means calculates the first image data and the second image data, so as to detect the pupil.09-03-2009
20100128118IDENTIFICATION OF VISUAL FIXATIONS IN A VIDEO STREAM - A method for identifying a visual fixation in an eye tracking video including: locating eye gaze coordinates in a first frame of a video, defining a spatial region surrounding the eye gaze coordinates, identifying and marking consecutive video frames having an eye gaze coordinate location within the spatial region. Wherein the consecutive video frames span at least a minimum fixation time and define a visual fixation.05-27-2010
20120200690OPHTHALMIC INSTRUMENTS - An ophthalmic instrument for viewing an eye under examination, wherein the instrument includes image capture means (08-09-2012
20120200689LONG DISTANCE MULTIMODAL BIOMETRIC SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system for multimodal biometric identification has a first imaging system that detects one or more subjects in a first field of view, including a targeted subject having a first biometric characteristic and a second biometric characteristic; a second imaging system that captures a first image of the first biometric characteristic according to first photons, where the first biometric characteristic is positioned in a second field of view smaller than the first field of view, and the first image includes first data for biometric identification; a third imaging system that captures a second image of the second biometric characteristic according to second photons, where the second biometric characteristic is positioned in a third field of view which is smaller than the first and second fields of view, and the second image includes second data for biometric identification. At least one active illumination source emits the second photons.08-09-2012
20120229617HAND-HELD PORTABLE FUNDUS CAMERA FOR SCREENING PHOTOGRAPHY - System and Method pertaining to the modification and integration of an existing consumer digital camera, for example, with an optical imaging module to enable point and shoot fundus photography of the eye. The auto-focus macro capability of existing consumer cameras is adapted to photograph the retina over an extended diopter range, eliminating the need for manual diopter focus adjustment. The thru-the-lens (TTL) auto-exposure flash capability of existing consumer cameras is adapted to photograph the retina with automatic flash exposure eliminating the need for manual flash adjustment. The consumer camera imaging sensor and flash are modified to allow the camera sensor to perform both non-mydriatic focusing of the retina using infrared illumination and standard color flash photography of the retina without the need for additional imaging sensors or mechanical filters. These modifications and integration of existing consumer cameras for fundus photography of the eye significantly improve ease of manufacture and usability over existing fundus cameras.09-13-2012
20100283844Method and system for the on-line selection of a virtual eyeglass frame - A method for the on-line selection of virtual eyeglass frames, of the type in which the virtual frame is an image designed to be superimposed on a first image of a face, is provided wherein the images being recorded at the same scale as each other in order to be displayed simultaneously in such a way as to produce a representation of the face wearing the virtual frame. The method includes the steps of a second image of the face wearing a reference frame is recorded, the second image displayed at the scale is processed to determine a datum giving the vertical position of the reference frame on the face, and the image of the virtual frame is superimposed on the first image of the face using the datum, so that the relative vertical positions of the virtual frame and the face on the one hand, and of the reference frame and the face on the other, correspond exactly.11-11-2010
20100283843MULTIPLE RESOLUTION VIDEO NETWORK WITH EYE TRACKING BASED CONTROL - A system. The system includes a computing device configured for communication with a plurality of multiple resolution cameras and with a display device. The computing device includes a camera resolution module configured for instructing at least one of the multiple resolution cameras to operate at a first resolution at a first period of time and at a second resolution at a second period of time. The first resolution is different than the second resolution.11-11-2010
20100315500ADAPTIVE IRIS MATCHING USING DATABASE INDEXING - An adaptive iris matching approach for processing images of irises having a quality not sufficient for conventional non-adaptive matching approaches. Visible regions in a radial direction on an iris, without segmenting a circumferential of the iris, may be processed. A boundary of the visible region of the iris may be estimated. An iris map may be constructed with the non-visible portion of the iris masked. The iris map may be at least partially encoded. Partial codes of the iris map may be extracted to index at least portions of a database containing iris information. Irises may be retrieved from the database with an iris code as a query.12-16-2010
20100110171Ophthalmic photographing apparatus - An ophthalmic photographing apparatus having a photographing unit having a projection optical system having a light source and a scanner changing a reflection direction of light and scanning an eye portion in X,Y-directions with measurement light, and an optical system having photodetectors and making the reflected light enter the photodetectors, a unit controlling the photographing unit to scan the given portion plural times in a scanning region and obtain image information pieces based on a photodetector signal, and a unit dividing the region in the X,Y-directions of each information into regions and obtain information on deviation between the image information pieces for each divided region, obtain image information for each divided region, in which deviation has been corrected, with reference to one of the image information pieces based on the deviation information, add and average the image information pieces for each corresponding divided region to obtain image information.05-06-2010
20110187845SYSTEM FOR IRIS DETECTION, TRACKING AND RECOGNITION AT A DISTANCE - A stand-off range or at-a-distance iris detection and tracking for iris recognition having a head/face/eye locator, a zoom-in iris capture mechanism and an iris recognition module. The system may obtain iris information of a subject with or without his or her knowledge or cooperation. This information may be sufficient for identification of the subject, verification of identity and/or storage in a database.08-04-2011
20110187844IMAGE IRRADIATION SYSTEM AND IMAGE IRRADIATION METHOD - To provide an image irradiation system and an image irradiation method which can make an image information in an outdoor side of a vehicle be recognized by a driver precisely without widely moving a view point of the driver.08-04-2011
20120147170IMAGING METHOD AND IMAGING DEVICE - Disclosed herein is an imaging method including: by an imaging device, detecting a user that can be present in a predetermined area; calculating three-dimensional coordinates of an eye and a hand of the detected the user; determining an imaging range on a basis of the calculated the three-dimensional coordinates of the eye and the hand of the user; and imaging the determined the imaging range.06-14-2012
20110304721METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IRIS IMAGE CAPTURE - According to one example embodiment, a process and system include a camera used to capture a sequence of illuminated images of an subject, wherein the images are stored in frames. The focus point is changed for each image captured so that the focus point sweeps from a far to a near end of a sweep range, in discrete steps or continuous motion, so that successive images have slightly overlapping depths of field. The sweep range and overlapping depths of field provide that at least one image is well focused on the iris of the eye of the subject. In one other example embodiment, one or more of the images are illumined with a illumination fired for a respective captured image. In another embodiment, the sweep range is determined at least in part using a range finder or is otherwise controlled to determine a position of the subject so that the sweep range starts and stops a desired distance in front of and behind the subject, respectively.12-15-2011
20100328444ADAPTIVE CAMERA AND ILLUMINATOR EYETRACKER - An eye tracker includes at least one illuminator for illuminating an eye, at least two cameras for imaging the eye, and a controller. The configuration of the reference illuminator(s) and cameras is such that, at least one camera is coaxial with a reference illuminator and at least one camera is non-coaxial with a reference illuminator. The controller is adapted to select one of the cameras to be active to maximize an image quality metric and avoid obscuring objects. The eye tracker is operable in a dual-camera mode to improve accuracy. A method and computer-program product for selecting a combination of an active reference illuminator from a number of reference illuminators, and an active camera from a plurality of cameras are provided.12-30-2010
20110316997ATM INCLUDING ENHANCED PRIVACY FEATURES - A method for minimizing glare and/or increasing privacy for a user of a self-service device is provided. The method may include mechanical means such as a fixed visor and/or hood or a user operated hinged glare reducing overlay screen. The method may further include as using sensors that detect the user's eyes and other sensors to detect a source of light that produces glare. Information from these sensors may be sent to a computer controlled system that operates system of actuators. The actuators are operated by the computer in response to sensor inputs to adjust the screen angle relative the user to minimize glare for that user and/or increase privacy from surreptitiously observing eyes or cameras.12-29-2011
20110157347UNINTRUSIVE BIOMETRIC CAPTURE DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOGICAL ACCESS CONTROL - An unintrusive and unobtrusive biometric capture device, system and method is described for providing logical access to users via biometric identification or authentication. When a user positions himself/herself in front of a computing device the biometric capture device attached to the monitor portion of the computing device automatically captures iris and face based live biometric data of the user. Next, live biometric templates are produced from the live image data. Then matching of the live templates against stored ones in a database is performed.06-30-2011
20120002028FACE IMAGE PICK-UP APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE - There is provided a face image pick-up apparatus for a vehicle including an image pick-up unit installed in a vehicle having a steering wheel disposed in front of a driver's seat of a vehicle interior and a tilt mechanism adjusting a tilt angle with respect to a vertical direction of the steering wheel to image a face image of a driver seated on the driver's seat, wherein the image pick-up unit is disposed vertically above a central axis line of the steering wheel and vertically above the upper end of the steering wheel when the steering wheel is displaced to the upper limit position by the tilt mechanism, when viewing the steering wheel from the front.01-05-2012
20120206588VIEWING APPARATUS AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM - Disclosed is a viewing apparatus including a transmission unit having light transparency, through which an image is viewed, the viewing apparatus comprising: an identification information obtaining unit which obtains identification information to identify a user of the viewing apparatus; and a processor which performs: authentication processing which authenticates the user based on the identification information; judgment processing which judges whether a hidden image included in advance in the image can be viewed or not, based on a result of the authentication processing; and adjustment processing which adjusts light passing through the transmission unit to switch whether the hidden image can be viewed or not, based on a result of the judgment processing.08-16-2012
20120044338VISUAL AIDING SYSTEM BASED ON ANALYSIS OF VISUAL ATTENTION AND VISUAL AIDING METHOD FOR USING ANALYSIS OF VISUAL ATTENTION - Disclosed are a visual aiding system and a visual aiding method using analysis of user's visual attention. In the visual aiding system and method, by tracking user's pupil of eyes, user's focus information which is tracking information is matched (integrated) with an external image corresponding to a front region observed by a user. Thereafter, by using distribution of the eyes' focus information matched with an external image, a visual attention image block observed by the user is extracted from the external image. Thereafter, the extracted visual attention image block is enlarged with a predetermined multiple and provided to the user.02-23-2012
20120057013METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VISUALIZING PHASE OBJECT - A visualization apparatus includes a light source, an illumination optical system configured to guide light from the light source to an observation target object, an image forming optical system configured to form an optical image of the observation target object on an image plane, an image pickup element arranged on the image plane, a calculation device configured to calculate a plurality of first electronic images of the observation target object obtained from the image pickup element to generate a second electronic image, and an oblique illumination control section configured to control an illumination direction of oblique illumination provided by the illumination optical system. The plurality of first electronic images include first electronic images of the observation target object illuminated from different illumination directions by the oblique illumination control section.03-08-2012
20120026310IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS - The ocular fundus of an eye under examination is stereo-photographed via an ocular fundus photographing optical system with a predetermined parallax (S02-02-2012
20120062720APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ACQUIRING HIGH QUALITY EYE IMAGES FOR IRIS RECOGNITION - The present invention provides a method for acquiring high quality eye images, comprising the steps of: dividing a camera mode for eye image acquisition into a pre-photographing mode and a main photographing mode, comparing the degree of eye capture, actual eye, resolution, contrast ratio, noise level, angle of the face when an object to be photographed stares at a lens, location of the pupil in the eye, and the degree of exposure of the iris in the eye, etc., with a preset reference quality condition to evaluate the quality of eye images acquired in the pre-photographing mode, and switching from the pre-photographing mode to the main photographing mode if the preset reference quality condition is satisfied; capturing a plurality of eye images in the main photographing mode, finishing the main photographing mode if the preset condition for finishing the main photographing mode is satisfied, and setting a candidate group from the stored plurality of images; comparing the images with the preset reference quality condition if no candidate group is set, and returning to the main photographing mode or pre-photographing mode in accordance with the result of the comparison; and selecting final images from the candidate group if the candidate group is set.03-15-2012
20110043617Method and Apparatus for Communication Between Humans and Devices - This invention relates to methods and apparatus for improving communications between humans and devices. The invention provides a method of modulating operation of a device, comprising: providing an attentive user interface for obtaining information about an attentive state of a user; and modulating operation of a device on the basis of the obtained information, wherein the operation that is modulated is initiated by the device. Preferably, the information about the user's attentive state is eye contact of the user with the device that is sensed by the attentive user interface.02-24-2011
20100321483METHODS FOR THE TRANSFORMATION OF MEASURED VALUES OF A CHARACTERISTIC OF THE CORNEA AND APPARATUS FOR THE MEASUREMENT OF THE TOPOGRAPHY OF THE CORNEA - A method for the transformation of measured values of a characteristic of the cornea and apparatus for measuring the topography of the cornea. The method involves using a parameterized assignment rule, providing a slider as an operating control, determining a current setting of the slider, and determining a parameter of the assignment rule based on the determined setting of the slider. The observer can sift through a large number of variants of the assignment rule within a short time without prior knowledge by means of the slider to extract information at different parameter settings in an economical manner.12-23-2010
20120300052METHODS FOR PERFORMING BIOMETRIC RECOGNITION OF A HUMAN EYE AND CORROBORATION OF SAME - A method of biometric recognition is provided. Multiple images of the face or other non-iris image and iris of an individual are acquired. If the multiple images are determined to form an expected sequence of images, the face and iris images are associated together. A single camera preferably acquires both the iris and face images by changing at least one of the zoom, position, or dynamic range of the camera. The dynamic range can be adjusted by at least one of adjusting the gain settings of the camera, adjusting the exposure time, and/or adjusting the illuminator brightness. The expected sequence determination can be made by determining if the accumulated motion vectors of the multiple images is consistent with an expected set of motion vectors and/or ensuring that the iris remains in the field of view of all of the multiple images.11-29-2012
20120212597EFFICIENT METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THE ACQUISITION OF SCENE IMAGERY AND IRIS IMAGERY USING A SINGLE SENSOR - The present disclosure is directed towards methods and systems for capturing images of an iris and a scene using a single image sensor. An image sensor may capture a view of a scene and a view of an iris in at least one image. An image processing module may apply a level of noise reduction to a first portion of the at least one image to produce an image of the scene. The image processing module may apply a reduced level of noise reduction to a second portion of the at least one image to produce an image of the iris for use in biometric identification.08-23-2012
20120212598PHOTOREFRACTION OCULAR SCREENING DEVICE AND METHODS - A photorefraction ocular screening device for assessing vision and corresponding disorders associated with the human ocular system is provided. More specifically, the present invention provides for a photorefraction ocular screening device employing advanced methods of pupil detection and refractive error analysis. The photorefraction ocular screening device is comprised of an LED arrangement configured with a plurality of irradiation sources serving as visual stimuli, wherein the visual stimuli may be presented in varying illumination patterns to the pupils of an examinee for expanding the range of ocular responses that can be used to determine refractive error.08-23-2012
20120133754GAZE TRACKING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING INTERNET PROTOCOL TV AT A DISTANCE - A remote gaze tracking apparatus and method for controlling an Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) are provided. An entire image including a facial region of a user may be acquired using a visible ray, the facial region may be detected from the acquired entire image, and a face width, a distance between eyes, and a distance between an eye and a screen may be acquired from the detected facial region. Additionally, an enlarged eye image corresponding to a face of the user may be acquired using at least one of the acquired face width, the acquired distance between the eyes, and the acquired distance between the eye and the screen, and an eye gaze of the user may be tracked using the acquired eye image.05-31-2012
20120314048APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR VERIFYING THE IDENTITY OF AN AUTHOR AND A PERSON RECEIVING INFORMATION - A method and apparatus for identifying the writer or receiver of a document, where identifying information for each of a plurality of registered human individuals is stored in a database, calls for capturing local images of an individual producing or receiving information and determining whether this individual is the same as one of the registered individuals whose identifying information is stored in the database. The identifying information stored in the database includes both an alphanumeric identifier and at least one image of a unique, visually observable biologic identifier on a body portion of each registered individual.12-13-2012
20120314047INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND PROGRAM - An information processing apparatus includes an imaging unit, a display, a detection unit, and controller. The imaging unit is configured to capture an image to acquire a captured image. The imaging unit is configured to capture an image to acquire a captured image. The display has a display surface that faces in the same direction as an imaging direction of the imaging unit. The detection unit is configured to perform imaging processing on the captured image to detect an opening degree of eye of a user in the captured image. The controller is configured to control a presentation of the display based on a result of the detection by the detection unit.12-13-2012
20120314046TIREDNESS STATE DETECTING SYSTEM AND METHOD - A computing device and method detects a tiredness state of a user. A camera positioned on a display device captures images of the user when the user is positioned in front of the camera. The computing device analyzes the images to obtain eye parameters of the eye of the user. The computing device reminds the user to have a rest, in response to a determination that the eye parameters of the eye of the user match predetermined eye parameters of the eye of the user.12-13-2012
20120249769CONTROL APPARATUS, IMAGING CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM - A control apparatus of an imaging apparatus, includes a selection unit configured to select an image-capturing site of a subject to be examined, a control unit configured to control adjustment of a member of the imaging apparatus, according to the selected image-capturing site, and a determination unit configured to determine whether to perform the adjustment or not in response to a change of image-capturing sites through the selection by the selection unit, based on image-capturing conditions for the image-capturing sites before and after the change of the image-capturing sites.10-04-2012
20100053316OPHTHALMIC PHOTOGRAPHY APPARATUS - There is provided a photographic stop unit (03-04-2010
20120075452CONTROLLED ACCESS TO FUNCTIONALITY OF A WIRELESS DEVICE - Various embodiments of the invention may be used to verify that a person being authorized by biometric techniques to use a device is a living person and not some form of recording intended to spoof the system. Some embodiments may try to cause a change in a measured biometric feature, and compare images taken before and after the change to verify the change occurred. In some embodiments, multiple stages of verification may be used, either to increase the difficulty of spoofing the security system, or to provide different levels of security for different levels of access to the device's functionality.03-29-2012
20100271471INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM - In an information processing system provided with a camera and a microphone, for transmitting and receiving information of a user to and from another information processing system through a transmission lime, image data of the user obtained by a camera is stored in a memory in advance. When one user communicates another user, image data of the one user is obtained by the camera and is synthesized with the image data stored in the memory in advance by image-processing. The clothes, hair, background, make-up etc. of the one user are made different to reality and the image data are transmitted to the another user in the communication.10-28-2010
20120314045WEARABLE SYSTEMS FOR AUDIO, VISUAL AND GAZE MONITORING - A non-obtrusive portable device, wearable from infancy through adulthood, mounted with i) a set of two or more optical device(s) providing visual and audio information as perceived by the user; ii) an actuated mirror or optical device returning visual information on part of the face of the user. The audio-visual signals may be processed on-board or off-board via either hardwired or wireless transmission. Analysis of audio visual signal permit among other things tracking of the user's gaze or facial features and of visual and auditory attention to external stimuli.12-13-2012
20120188357OPHTHALMIC DEVICE - An ophthalmic device to measure weakness of Zinn's zonule of an examinee's eye having: an illuminating unit arranged to illuminate the examinee's eye including a lens; an imaging unit including an imaging element and arranged to capture an image of an anterior segment illuminated by the illuminating unit; and a determination unit arranged to process the image of the anterior segment captured by the imaging unit after applying a stimulus to guide the lens to move, the determination unit being further configured to obtain positional information of a characteristic point of the lens to detect mobility of the lens relative to the pupil when the lens returns to a pre-stimulus status, and determine the zonular weakness based on the detected mobility.07-26-2012
20120188356METHOD AND EXAMINATION DEVICE FOR IMAGING AN ORGAN - A hand-held examination device for imaging the eye (07-26-2012
20120188355FACE IMAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE FACE IMAGING SYSTEM - A projection unit projects light to a predetermined projection region in which a user's face is supposed to be located. An imaging unit images a region including the projection region projected with light from the projection unit. A proximity detection unit detects that the user's face approaches the projection unit. A first projection control unit causes the projection unit to stop or dim projection of light when the proximity detection unit detects the approach of the user's face.07-26-2012
20120257036DIRECTIONAL SOUND CAPTURING - This disclosure is directed to a sound recording arrangement comprising a sound recording arrangement and a method in the sound recording arrangement for amplifying sounds in a primary gaze direction of the user of the sound recording arrangement. The method comprises the actions of recording sounds arriving at a sound recording unit from objects in the field of view of the user, and recording a first set of images of the head and/or the eyes of the user, and determining a primary gaze direction of the user based on the first set of images, and amplifying sounds arriving in the primary gaze direction compared to sounds arriving from other directions.10-11-2012
20120257035SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING FEEDBACK BY TRACKING USER GAZE AND GESTURES - User interface technology that provides feedback to the user based on the user's gaze and a secondary user input, such as a hand gesture, is provided. A camera-based tracking system may track the gaze direction of a user to detect which object displayed in the user interface is being viewed. The tracking system also recognizes hand or other body gestures to control the action or motion of that object, using, for example, a separate camera and/or sensor. The user interface is then updated based on the tracked gaze and gesture data to provide the feedback.10-11-2012
20120081533REAL-TIME EMBEDDED VISION-BASED EYE POSITION DETECTION - One aspect provides an image capture device which, in one embodiment, includes a camera, image processor, and interface. The image processor is configured to determine a location of at least one eye of a presenter in a captured image captured by the camera. The image processor is also configured to cause a projection control processor external to the image capture device to modify a corresponding location of a projectable image.04-05-2012
20120320181APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SECURITY USING AUTHENTICATION OF FACE - An apparatus and a method for security using the face authentication is provided. The apparatus includes a face detector for detecting a facial region in an input image; a face guide region generator for generating a face guide region for authenticating a face in the input image, and displaying the generated face guide region on a screen; an image capturer for capturing the input image when the detected facial region is matched with the face guide region; a facial feature extractor for extracting information regarding features of the face from the captured input image; and a facial feature storage unit for storing the extracted information regarding the features of the face.12-20-2012
20110037845OPHTHALMIC APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INCREASING THE RESOLUTION OF ALIASED OPHTHALMIC IMAGES - A method for producing an image with an increased resolution from a plurality of aliased ophthalmic images having an original resolution is described. The method comprises the steps of—providing an imaging system capable of acquiring said aliased ophthalmic images, —acquiring said aliased ophthalmic images by the imaging system, thereby generating non-integer pixel displacements between said images by using voluntary or involuntary eye movements, —determining the displacements between said images, and—producing an image with an increased resolution in an overlapping area of said aliased ophthalmic images compared to the original resolution of said images, based on said images and said displacements, using a super-resolution algorithm.02-17-2011
20120287255PORTABLE FUNDUS CAMERA - A portable hand-held camera for imaging the fundus of an eye, the camera comprising a housing comprising an internal cavity terminating at a forward housing end, a forward lens, and a light source configured to direct light from locations distributed around the perimeter of the forward lens forwardly out of the housing end. In other embodiment, a portable hand-held camera for imaging the fundus of an eye includes optics configured to focus light reflected back from the fundus onto an image receptor, with the optics being capable of varying the field of view among differing portions of the fundus. Methods to ensure unique image identification and storage are described.11-15-2012
20130010097EYE TRACKING APPARATUS - An eye tracking apparatus for monitoring a user's eye, for use in conjunction with secondary optical apparatus such as binoculars or night vision goggles. An optical assembly is adapted directly to image the eye from within the user's field of vision, and relay the image to a sensing element, which can be located outside the field of vision. Additionally the scene is imaged, also optionally from within the user's field of vision, which allows for scene imaging through the secondary optical apparatus. The optical assembly typically extends across the eyepiece of for example binoculars, and can be provided in a small form factor so as to interfere minimally with the view through the eyepiece. Both eye image and scene image can be relayed through the optical assembly, resulting in further space efficiencies.01-10-2013
20130010096COST EFFECTIVE AND ROBUST SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EYE TRACKING AND DRIVER DROWSINESS IDENTIFICATION - A cost-effective and robust method for localizing and tracking drowsiness state of the eyes of driver by using images captured by near infrared (IR) camera disposed on the vehicle, the said method comprising the processor implemented steps of: Real-time tracking of the face and localizing eye bounding box within the face bounding box in the captured image by comparing the gray values with threshold using the segmentation process; tracking the eyes by computing the centroid of the eye, target model histogram and target candidate model histogram for one location to another by comparing them to identify distance and calculating the displacement of the target centre by the weighted means, wherein the target model histogram and target candidate model histogram are computed based on the feature space; and detecting the drowsiness state of the eyes using histogram equalization, Morphological operations and texture based parameters using histogram and grey level co-occurrence matrices.01-10-2013
20130016202SHARING INPUT AND OUTPUT DEVICES IN NETWORKED SYSTEMSAANM Munegowda; KeshavaAACI BangaloreAACO INAAGP Munegowda; Keshava Bangalore INAANM Raju; VeeramanikandanAACI BangaloreAACO INAAGP Raju; Veeramanikandan Bangalore INAANM J; KeerthyAACI BangaloreAACO INAAGP J; Keerthy Bangalore IN - A technique for sharing a peripheral device among a group of systems comprises capturing a set of images of a user, and processing the set of images of the user to determine a user directive to designate a first system in the group as an owner of a peripheral device of a second system in the group. If the peripheral device is an input device, the technique further comprises redirecting, responsive to the user directive, from the second system to the first system, data entered using the input device of the second system. If the peripheral device is an output device, the technique further comprises forwarding, responsive to the user directive, from the first system to the second system, data for processing by the output device of the second system. In an embodiment, the user directive is in the form of the user's eye gaze directed at a camera.01-17-2013
20130016203BIOMETRIC IMAGING DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED METHODS - A system for identifying an individual can include an active light source capable of emitting light having at least one wavelength from about 700 nm to about 1200 nm, and an imager device positioned to receive the electromagnetic radiation upon reflection from an individual to generate an electronic representation. The system can also include an image processing module functionally coupled to the imager device to receive the electronic representation and process the electronic representation into an individual representation having at least one substantially unique identification trait. The imager device can include a semiconductor device layer having a thickness of less than about 10 microns, at least two doped regions forming a junction, and a textured region positioned to interact with the light, and can have an external quantum efficiency of at least about 33% for at least one wavelength of greater than 800 nm.01-17-2013
20130021463BIOLOGICAL BODY STATE ASSESSMENT DEVICE - Disclosed is a biological body state assessment device capable of accurately assessing an absentminded state of a driver. The biological body state assessment device first acquires face image data of a face image capturing camera, detects an eye open time and a face direction left/right angle of a driver from face image data, calculates variation in the eye open time of the driver and variation in the face direction left/right angle of the driver, and performs threshold processing on the variation in the eye open time and the variation in the face direction left/right angle to detect the absentminded state of the driver. The biological body state assessment device assesses the possibility of the occurrence of drowsiness of the driver in the future using a line fitting method on the basis of an absentminded detection flag and the variation in the eye open time, and when it is assessed that there is the possibility of the occurrence of drowsiness, estimates an expected drowsiness occurrence time of the driver.01-24-2013
20130021462ALERTNESS DETERMINATION DEVICE, ALERTNESS DETERMINATION METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - A reference value for detecting the initial state before a predetermined time elapses is set immediately after the vehicle begins to operate. The reference value functions as a relatively accurate indicator for indicating that the driver is highly alert. Thus, it is possible to accurately determine whether or not a driver is highly alert by comparing the aforementioned reference value with the blink frequency, which functions as an indicator for reflecting the current state of the driver.01-24-2013
20120242820MOBILE IDENTITY PLATFORM - The present disclosure is directed towards a compact, mobile apparatus for iris image acquisition, adapted to address effects of ocular dominance in the subject and to guide positioning of the subject's iris for the image acquisition. The apparatus may include a sensor for acquiring an iris image from a subject. A compact mirror may be oriented relative to a dominant eye of the subject, and sized to present an image of a single iris to the subject when the apparatus is positioned at a suitable distance for image acquisition. The mirror may assist the subject in positioning the iris for iris image acquisition. The mirror may be positioned between the sensor and the iris during iris image acquisition, and transmit a portion of light reflected off the iris to the sensor.09-27-2012
20130176415APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING A SERVICE AND METHOD THEREOF - A display device including a display configured to display multimedia contents; a wireless communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one external mobile terminal; a camera unit configured to sense an eye movement of a user holding the mobile terminal; and a controller configured to receive indication signals from the mobile terminal indicating at least one of a grip pattern and eye movement of the user holding the mobile terminal, and to control a streaming operation of streaming the multimedia contents displayed on the display to the mobile terminal.07-11-2013
20130093870FUNDUS IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND FUNDUS OBSERVATION APPARATUS - To provide the status of the cribrosa lamina of an eye of a living body as diagnostic material. A tomographic image forming part 04-18-2013
20110267447IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An image of the iris contained in an image of an eye is accurately specified. An image of the iris contained in a digital image (P) of an eye is accurately specified. In view of low-intensity pixels of the digital image (P) of the eye, and high-intensity pixels having a predetermined relationship with the low-intensity pixels, a reference pixel (PX11-03-2011
20130141560MULTIMODAL OCULAR BIOMETRIC SYSTEM - A multimodal biometric identification system captures and processes images of both the iris and the retina for biometric identification. Another multimodal ocular system captures and processes images of the iris and/or the from both eyes of a subject. Biometrics based on data provided by these systems are more accurate and robust than using biometrics that include data from only the iris or only the retina from a single eye. An exemplary embodiment emits photons to the iris and the retina of both eyes, an iris image sensor that captures an image of the iris when the iris reflects the emitted light, a retina image sensor that captures an image of the retina when the retina reflects the emitted light, and a controller that controls the iris and the retina illumination sources, where the captured image of the iris and the captured image of the retina contain biometric data.06-06-2013
20110211057IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND PROGRAM RECORDING MEDIUM - An image processing unit obtains information indicating continuity of tomograms of a subject's eye, and a determining unit determines the image capturing state of the subject's eye on the basis of the information obtained by the image processing unit.09-01-2011
20110211056SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SPATIALLY CONTROLLED SCENE ILLUMINATION - A scene illumination system is provided that produces spatially uniform or controlled brightness levels for machine vision applications. The system includes a camera, multiple light sources that preferentially illuminate different regions within the camera's field-of-view, and a processing unit coupled to the camera and light sources. Focal regions of the light sources within the camera's field-of-view are sampled to determine average regional brightness and compared to target brightness levels. The processing unit controls the light/sources to increase or decrease illumination levels to converge toward the target brightness levels within the field-of-view. This modulation of the light sources may be repeated with successive video images until target brightness levels are achieved. Once achieved, the iterative feedback control may be locked-in for some applications, while for others, the iterative process may continue periodically or continuously to account for different scenes or changes in lighting conditions.09-01-2011
20110273554IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND RECORDING MEDIUM - Interlace noises of the image of an iris included in the image of an eye picked up through an interlaced scheme are corrected precisely within a short time. An image processing apparatus (11-10-2011
20130147936APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTING DRIVER'S DAZZLING AND SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BLOCKING DAZZLING USING THE SAME - Disclosed is a technique for detecting whether dazzling is affecting the drivers driving ability when the eye area is included in the area to which the direct sunlight is incident. More particularly of the technique detects a facial area and an eye area of a driver's image, and an area to which direct sunlight is incident in the facial area, and then determines whether dazzling is effecting the drivers driving ability when the eye area is included in the area to which the direct sunlight is incident to detect a direction of incidence of the direct sunlight and then, automatically blocks the direct sunlight in the direction to which light is incident via a blocking apparatus.06-13-2013
20130147937DEPTH-AWARE BLUR KERNEL ESTIMATION METHOD FOR IRIS DEBLURRING - Estimating a blur kernel distribution for visual iris recognition includes determining a first mathematical relationship between an in-focus position of a camera lens and a distance between the lens and an iris whose image is to be captured by the lens. A second mathematical relationship between the in-focus position of the lens and a standard deviation defining a Gaussian blur kernel distribution is estimated. The first mathematical relationship is used to ascertain a desired focus position of the lens based upon the actual position of the living being's eye at the point in time. The second mathematical relationship is used to calculate a standard deviation defining a Gaussian blur kernel distribution. The produced image is digitally unblurred by using the blur kernel distribution defined by the calculated standard deviation.06-13-2013
20130147938SAFETY GLASSES VERIFICATION - Safety glasses verification methods and devices are described herein. One method in accordance with the present disclosure includes capturing an RGB image of an individual, capturing an infrared (IR) image of the individual, and verifying safety glasses are being worn by the individual based on the RGB image and the IR image.06-13-2013
20130100271UNIVERSAL DUAL CAMERA ADAPTER - A universal adapter system having a video camera mount and a digital camera mount for attaching a video camera and a digital camera to a single port of an optical observation device, such as a standard microscope, that allows for simultaneous video and digital camera imaging. An example digital camera mount includes a C-clamp attachment for attaching a standard, off-the-shelf digital camera and a sleeve attached to the adapter housing that allows use of an extendable zoom lens of the digital camera. The adapter may provide increased capabilities by use of a rotatable portion to allow positioning of the digital camera relative to the optical observation device, a parfocal zoom lens for simultaneous zoom adjustment of video and digital cameras, an auxiliary zoom lens, a fine focus adjustment for adjusting the video image independent of the digital image, a smartphone adapter, a Toric reticule and a light filter.04-25-2013
20120274756METHOD OF CAPTURING IMAGE DATA FOR IRIS CODE BASED IDENTIFICATION OF VERTEBRATES - A method of capturing image data for iris code based identification of vertebrates, including humans, comprises the steps of: 11-01-2012
20100309303PERSON RECOGNITION METHOD AND DEVICE INCORPORATING THE ANATOMIC LOCATION OF THE RETINA AS A BIOMETRIC CONSTANT, CORRESPONDING TO THE PHYSIOLOGICAL LOCATION OF THE PROJECTION OF THE VISUAL AXIS. - The invention relates to a person recognition method and device incorporating the anatomic location of the retina as a biometric constant, corresponding to the physiological location of the projection of the visual axis. More specifically, the invention relates to a person recognition method and a corresponding device incorporating the anatomic location of the retina as an exclusive discriminant biometric constant for each individual, corresponding to the physiological location of the visual axis, taking account of the physiological fixation disparity. The invention combines five elements, namely: an optical input system for examining the fundus of the eye, for example by means of retinal scanning or through the sclera; a system providing an expanded view of the retina, for example formed by converging lenses, diverging lenses and/or prisms or mirrors; a system for identifying and marking the anatomic point corresponding to the physiological point of the projection of the visual axis, such as a laser; a system of filters having different transmittance and optical density values; and a system for capturing and processing digital images, such as an optical digital camera. In addition, the invention can take the form of a portable, auto-focusing device with automatic control.12-09-2010
20110242306SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED DETECTION OF AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION AND OTHER RETINAL ABNORMALITIES - A system and method for automated detection of age related macular degeneration and other retinal abnormalities which may have a retinal scanner capable of obtaining retinal data from a subject. The retinal scanner may be coupled to a central processing unit (CPU) which may have memory storing CPU-executable instructions which may detect retinal abnormalities. When the CPU receives retinal data from the retinal scanner, the system may perform CPU-executable instructions for detecting retinal abnormalities. The system may analyze the retinal data to determine one or more healthy areas and, based on the analyzed healthy area, the system may detect abnormalities in the retinal data.10-06-2011
20110234786OPTICAL TOMOGRAPHIC IMAGING METHOD AND OPTICAL TOMOGRAPHIC IMAGING APPARATUS - An optical tomographic imaging method of picking up a cross-sectional image of an object comprises scanning a predetermined region of the object with spots of a plurality of measurement lights in the same direction so as to irradiate different positions of the object with different spots, detecting interference signals formed by the plurality of return lights reflected or scattered by the object and a plurality of corresponding reference lights reflected by a reference mirror, and executing an arithmetic process on the detected interference signals based on a displacement amount between the different spot positions using interference signals corresponding to at least two of the spots out of the respective interference signals. The region to be scanned has a length smaller than the sum of diameters of the spots in a direction perpendicular to the scanning direction.09-29-2011
20110234785IMAGING APPARATUS AND IMAGING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM - An imaging apparatus that captures an object that changes temporally includes: first acquisition means for acquiring an overview image of the object; determination means for determining a reference part in the overview image in which there is less temporal change than in other parts; setting means for setting, in a first overview image, a capturing position of the object where detailed capturing is to be performed; registering means for, in the case where a second overview image has been acquired for the same object as the object in the first overview image, registering the second overview image with the first overview image based on the reference parts in the first and second overview images; and second acquisition means for acquiring a detailed captured image of the object in a position corresponding to the capturing position of the first overview image in the registered second overview image.09-29-2011
20130120549DISPLAY PROCESSING APPARATUS AND DISPLAY PROCESSING METHOD - According to one embodiment, a display processing apparatus includes: a recognizes configured to recognize a viewer; an eyeball characteristic acquisition module configured to acquire an eyeball characteristic indicating visibility in eyes of each viewer recognized from eyeball characteristic information in which the eyeball characteristic of the viewer is recorded; a viewing distance acquisition module configured to acquire a viewing distance between the viewer recognized and a display configured to display an image; an image generator configured to generate a first image in which deterioration due to the eyeball characteristic of the viewer recognized when the viewer views the image displayed on the display at the viewing distance is compensated based on the viewing distance acquired and the eyeball characteristic of the viewer recognized; and a display controller configured to control the display to display the first image generated.05-16-2013
20110310238APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INPUTTING COORDINATES USING EYE TRACKING - Disclosed herein are an apparatus and method for inputting coordinates using eye tracking. The apparatus includes a pupil tracking unit, a display tracking unit, and a spatial coordinate conversion unit. The pupil tracking unit tracks the movement of a user's pupil based on a first image photographed by a first camera. The display tracking unit tracks the region of a display device located in a second image photographed by a second camera. The spatial coordinate conversion unit maps the tracked movement of the pupil to the region of the display device in the second image, and then converts location information, acquired based on the mapped movement of the pupil, into spatial coordinates corresponding to the region of the display device in the second image.12-22-2011
20130188032Method and Apparatus for Communication Between Humans and Devices - This invention relates to methods and apparatus for improving communications between humans and devices. The invention provides a method of modulating operation of a device, comprising providing an attentive user interface for obtaining information about an attentive state of a user; and modulating operation of a device on the basis of the obtained information, wherein the operation that is modulated is initiated by the device. Preferably, the information about the user's attentive state is eye contact of the user with the device that is sensed by the attentive user interface.07-25-2013
20120019646VIDEO DISPLAY SYSTEMS - Various embodiments of the present invention arc directed to video display systems. In one embodiment, a video display system comprises a display screen; and a video capturing system. The video capturing system is configured to capture line-of-sight video images of a video display user's face and eyes while the display user looks at the display screen, enabling establishment of eye contact between the video display user and the person exhibited on the display.01-26-2012
20120019645Unitized, Vision-Controlled, Wireless Eyeglasses Transceiver - A device allowing a user to inconspicuously send and receive wireless messages, often short text messages, including the capability to capture and transmit still images and/or video. The device may have an outward appearance resembling standard eyeglasses or sun glasses, and comprise a built in wireless transceiver, an optical display that enables the user to inconspicuously view incoming wireless text or e-mail messages, and an outwardly-facing image/video capturing device. The device allows the user to inconspicuously transmit outgoing messages, including still images and videos in one embodiment, by a process in which the user simply moves his or her eyes and gazes at various display targets. The device's eye tracking systems and software track the motion and gaze of the user's eyes, and convert this gaze into message symbols and system control commands. The device is self-contained and operates, when placed on the user's head, without the need for external battery packs or external transceivers.01-26-2012
20130194407APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IRIS RECOGNITION USING MULTIPLE IRIS TEMPLATES - The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for iris recognition using multiple iris templates registered for each individual. The method include acquiring at least one or two eye images of a person to be registered; generating an iris template group for registration from the at least one or two eye images, and storing and registering the iris template group in a database; photographing an eye of the person using a camera placed on a front side of an iris recognition apparatus multiple times to acquire multiple images for authentication; generating an iris template group for authentication comprising multiple iris templates from the multiple eye images; comparing the iris template group for authentication with the registered iris template group for each registered person stored in the database; and performing authentication or identification using the comparison result.08-01-2013
20130194408METHODS FOR PERFORMING BIOMETRIC RECOGNITION OF A HUMAN EYE AND CORROBORATION OF SAME - A method of biometric recognition is provided. Multiple images of the face or other non-iris image and iris of an individual are acquired. If the multiple images are determined to form an expected sequence of images, the face and iris images are associated together. A single camera preferably acquires both the iris and face images by changing at least one of the zoom, position, or dynamic range of the camera. The dynamic range can be adjusted by at least one of adjusting the gain settings of the camera, adjusting the exposure time, and/or adjusting the illuminator brightness. The expected sequence determination can be made by determining if the accumulated motion vectors of the multiple images is consistent with an expected set of motion vectors and/or ensuring that the iris remains in the field of view of all of the multiple images.08-01-2013
20130208103SECURE DISPLAY - An electronic display is provided for facilitating authentication. The display may integrate one or more of a camera, microphone, fingerprint sensor, card reader, touch screen, and communication interface to collect biometric and other identification information to authenticate a user requesting access to the display. An integrated proximity or motion sensor may be used to track presence of the user. The user may be required to re-authenticate his identity after an absence from the display. The display may be a standalone device or may cooperate with an external computing device. The display may be configured to verify its identity to the external computing device. The display may be configured to perform its own authentication and authorization procedures before presenting content from an external device.08-15-2013

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