ML BASED IMAGE & TEXT READING AID FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED

About workshop:

Optical character recognition (OCR) is the identification of printed characters using photoelectric devices and computer software. It coverts images of typed or printed text into machine encoded text from scanned document or from subtitle text superimposed on an image. In this research these images are converted into audio output.


Objective:

Text reading algorithm is implemented to help the Visually Impaired persons to read the text labels and product packaging from hand-held objects in their casual lives. Localization of text and recognition are conducted to acquire the text information from the area of interest. The localized text characters in the text regions are then binarized and recognized by optical character recognition in software


Technology and Tools:

IMAGE PROCESSING

MACHINE LEARNING

DEEP LEARNING

PYTHON