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Blindness is the condition of lacking visual perception due to physiological or neurological factors. (Wikipedia.org)






Conferences related to Blindness

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2016 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

The conference program will consist of plenary lectures, symposia, workshops and invited sessions of the latest significant findings and developments in all the major fields of biomedical engineering. Submitted papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted high quality papers will be presented in oral and poster sessions, will appear in the Conference Proceedings and will be indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE.

  • 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

    The conference will cover diverse topics ranging from biomedical engineering to healthcare technologies to medical and clinical applications. The conference program will consist of invited plenary lectures, symposia, workshops, invited sessions and oral and poster sessions of unsolicited contributions. All papers will be peer reviewed and accepted papers of up to 4 pages will appear in the Conference Proceedings and be indexed by IEEE Xplore and Medline/PubMed.

  • 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

    The conference program will consist of plenary lectures, symposia, workshops and invited sessions of the latest significant findings and developments in all the major fields of biomedical engineering. Submitted papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted high quality papers will be presented in oral and poster sessions, will appear in the Conference Proceedings and will be indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE.

  • 2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

    The Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society covers a broad spectrum of topics from biomedical engineering and physics to medical and clinical applications. The conference program will consist of invited plenary lectures, symposia, workshops, invited sessions, oral and poster sessions of unsolicited contributions. All papers will be peer reviewed and accepted papers of up to 4 pages will appear in the Conference Proceedings and be indexed by PubMed and EI. Prop

  • 2012 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

    The annual conference of EMBS averages 2000 attendees from over 50 countries. The scope of the conference is general in nature to focus on the interdisciplinary fields of biomedical engineering. Themes included but not limited to are: Imaging, Biosignals, Biorobotics, Bioinstrumentation, Neural, Rehabilitation, Bioinformatics, Healthcare IT, Medical Devices, etc

  • 2011 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

    The annual conference of EMBS averages 2000 attendees from over 50 countries. The scope of the conference is general in nature to focus on the interdisciplinary fields of biomedical engineering. Themes included but not limited to are: Imaging, Biosignals, Biorobotics, Bioinstrumentation, Neural, Rehabilitation, Bioinformatics, Healthcare IT, Medical Devices, etc.

  • 2010 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

    The annual conference of EMBS averages 2000 attendees from over 50 countries. The scope of the conference is general in nature to focus on the interdisciplinary fields of biomedical engineering. Themes included but not limited to are: Imaging, Biosignals, Biorobotics, Bioinstrumentation, Neural, Rehabilitation, Bioinformatics, Healthcare IT, Medical Devices, etc

  • 2009 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

    The annual conference of EMBS averages 2000 attendees from over 50 countries. The scope of the conference is general in nature to focus on the interdisciplinary fields of biomedical engineering. Themes included but not limited to are: Imaging, Biosignals, Biorobotics, Bioinstrumentation, Neural, Rehabilitation, Bioinformatics, Healthcare IT, Medical Devices, etc

  • 2008 30th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

    The general theme of EMBC'08 is "Personalized Healthcare through Technology", covering a broad spectrum of topics from biomedical and clinical engineering and physics to medical and clinical applications. Transfer of research results from academia to industry will also be a focus of the conference.

  • 2007 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

  • 2006 28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

  • 2005 27th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)


2013 IEEE Virtual Reality (VR)

IEEE Virtual Reality is the premier international conference and exhibition on virtual reality.

  • 2012 IEEE Virtual Reality Workshops (VR)

    Immersive gaming 3D Interaction for VR VR systems and toolkits Augmented and mixed reality Computer graphics techniques Advanced display technology Immersive projection technology Multi-user and distributed VR and gaming Serious games Haptics, audio and other non-visual interfaces Tracking and Sensing Modeling and Simulation User studies and Evaluation Presence and Cognition Navigation Applications of AR/MR/VR

  • 2011 IEEE Virtual Reality (VR)

    IEEE Virtual Reality 2011 is the premier international conference and exhibition on virtual reality. It will be held on 19 23 March 2011 at SUNTEC Convention Center, Singapore. The conference focuses recent research and development in the fields of virtual environments, augmented reality, and 3D user interface.

  • 2010 IEEE Virtual Reality Conference (VR)

    IEEE VR 2010 is the premier international conference and exhibition in virtual reality. It provides a unique opportunity to interact with leading experts in VR and closely-related fields such as augmented reality, mixed reality and 3D user interfaces. Share your own work and educate yourself through exposure to the research of your peers from around the world.



Periodicals related to Blindness

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Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Transactions on

Experimental and theoretical advances in antennas including design and development, and in the propagation of electromagnetic waves including scattering, diffraction and interaction with continuous media; and applications pertinent to antennas and propagation, such as remote sensing, applied optics, and millimeter and submillimeter wave techniques.


Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Transactions on

Specific topics include, but are not limited to: a) visualization techniques and methodologies; b) visualization systems and software; c) volume visulaization; d) flow visualization; e) information visualization; f) multivariate visualization; g) modeling and surfaces; h) rendering techniques and methodologies; i) graphics systems and software; j) animation and simulation; k) user interfaces; l) virtual reality; m) visual programming and program visualization; ...




Xplore Articles related to Blindness

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Efficient Schnorr Type Identity-Based Blind Signatures from Bilinear Pairings

Zhenjie Huang; Qunshan Chen; Rufen Huang; Xuanzhi Lin 2009 WRI World Congress on Computer Science and Information Engineering, 2009

Identity-based cryptosystem has a property that a user's public key can be easily calculated from his identity by a publicly available function, and can be hence a good alternative for certificate-based public key infrastructure. Blind signature has the anonymity and plays a central role in applications such as electronic voting and electronic cash systems. In this paper, we propose three ...


A Computer Assisted Method for Nuclear Cataract Grading From Slit-Lamp Images Using Ranking

Wei Huang; Kap Luk Chan; Huiqi Li; Joo Hwee Lim; Jiang Liu; Tien Yin Wong IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 2011

In clinical diagnosis, a grade indicating the severity of nuclear cataract is often manually assigned by a trained ophthalmologist to a patient after comparing the lens' opacity severity in his/her slit-lamp images with a set of standard photos. This grading scheme is often subjective and time-consuming. In this paper, a novel computer-aided diagnosis method via ranking is proposed to facilitate ...


On the removal of blindness in phased antenna arrays by element positioning errors

A. Zaghloul; R. MacPhie IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 1972

The effects of random errors in positioning the elements of uniform phased arrays on the scanning pattern are investigated. Expressions for the mean and variance of the element pattern and the complete array pattern are given and a typical computer-simulated array is also studied. The curves show that the sharp dips which occur at some scan angles in the case ...


New AM-FM analysis methods for retinal image characterization

Victor Murray; Marios Pattichis; Peter Soliz 2008 42nd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, 2008

We develop new amplitude-modulated frequency-modulated (AM-FM) based methods to address some issues associated with the semantic gap between visual and mathematical features presented by retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Through the processing of simulated and real, clinical retinal images we gain an understanding of the effects of basic morphological characteristics of lesions associated with AMD. Through synthetic ...


Experimental Research on the Biomechanical Properties of the Rabbit Iris

Xiaohua Liu; Kunya Zhang; Yuxi Lei; Hongfang Song; Haiyong Cao; Chen Chen; Ding Lin; Zhicheng Liu 2005 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 27th Annual Conference, 2005

This paper aims to qualify the mechanical properties of the iris during its passive deformation under the condition of glaucoma. Experiments simulating the total pupillary block was performed on isolated rabbit irises to determine the passive mechanical behavior of the intact iris. The relationship between the area strain (delta) and the pressure of posterior chamber relative to the anterior chamber ...


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Educational Resources on Blindness

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Efficient Schnorr Type Identity-Based Blind Signatures from Bilinear Pairings

Zhenjie Huang; Qunshan Chen; Rufen Huang; Xuanzhi Lin 2009 WRI World Congress on Computer Science and Information Engineering, 2009

Identity-based cryptosystem has a property that a user's public key can be easily calculated from his identity by a publicly available function, and can be hence a good alternative for certificate-based public key infrastructure. Blind signature has the anonymity and plays a central role in applications such as electronic voting and electronic cash systems. In this paper, we propose three ...


A Computer Assisted Method for Nuclear Cataract Grading From Slit-Lamp Images Using Ranking

Wei Huang; Kap Luk Chan; Huiqi Li; Joo Hwee Lim; Jiang Liu; Tien Yin Wong IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 2011

In clinical diagnosis, a grade indicating the severity of nuclear cataract is often manually assigned by a trained ophthalmologist to a patient after comparing the lens' opacity severity in his/her slit-lamp images with a set of standard photos. This grading scheme is often subjective and time-consuming. In this paper, a novel computer-aided diagnosis method via ranking is proposed to facilitate ...


On the removal of blindness in phased antenna arrays by element positioning errors

A. Zaghloul; R. MacPhie IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 1972

The effects of random errors in positioning the elements of uniform phased arrays on the scanning pattern are investigated. Expressions for the mean and variance of the element pattern and the complete array pattern are given and a typical computer-simulated array is also studied. The curves show that the sharp dips which occur at some scan angles in the case ...


New AM-FM analysis methods for retinal image characterization

Victor Murray; Marios Pattichis; Peter Soliz 2008 42nd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, 2008

We develop new amplitude-modulated frequency-modulated (AM-FM) based methods to address some issues associated with the semantic gap between visual and mathematical features presented by retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Through the processing of simulated and real, clinical retinal images we gain an understanding of the effects of basic morphological characteristics of lesions associated with AMD. Through synthetic ...


Experimental Research on the Biomechanical Properties of the Rabbit Iris

Xiaohua Liu; Kunya Zhang; Yuxi Lei; Hongfang Song; Haiyong Cao; Chen Chen; Ding Lin; Zhicheng Liu 2005 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 27th Annual Conference, 2005

This paper aims to qualify the mechanical properties of the iris during its passive deformation under the condition of glaucoma. Experiments simulating the total pupillary block was performed on isolated rabbit irises to determine the passive mechanical behavior of the intact iris. The relationship between the area strain (delta) and the pressure of posterior chamber relative to the anterior chamber ...


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  • Reconfigurable RetinaLike Preprocessing Platform for Cortical Visual Neuroprostheses

    This chapter contains sections titled: Introduction Human Visual Pathway and Blindness Approaches for Sight Restoration: Current Research on Visual Prostheses Electrical Stimulation of Brain Computational Model of Retina and System Requirements Architecture Cortivis Project Future Trends Acknowledgments References

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    Scanning arrays present the radar or communications engineer with the ultimate in antenna flexibility. They also present a multitude of new opportunities and new challenges that need to be addressed. In order to describe the needs for scanned array development, this book begins with a brief discussion of the history that led to present array antennas. This text is a compact but comprehensive treatment of the scanned array, from the underlying basis for array pattern behavior to the engineering choices leading to successful design. The book describes the scanned array in terms of radiation from apertures and wire antennas and introduces the effects resulting directly from scanning, including beam broadening, impedance mismatch and gain reduction and pattern squint and those effects of array periodicity including grating and quantization lobes and array blindness. The text also presents the engineering tools for improving pattern control and array efficiency including lattice selection, subarrray technology and pattern synthesis. Equations and figurers quantify the phenomena being described and provide the reader with the tools to tradeoff various performance features. The discussions proceed beyond the introductory material and to the state of the art in modern array design. Contents: Basic Principles and Applications of Array Antennas / Element Coupling Effects in Array Antennas / Array Pattern Synthesis / Subarray Techniques for Limited Field of View and Wide Band Applications

  • Déjà Vu—or, Whatever Are We Doing Here?...

    It is said that long ago, in primeval India, there was a kingdom of blind people. These were in all respect endowed with human traits save for sight. In particular, they were warriors. At one point, King Bat, the king of the Blind, thinking of expanding his kingdom's hegemony, sent out (blind) scouts to the neighboring (seeing) kingdom. That other kingdom was a powerful one. Its army disposed of a famed and formidable war unit of elephants. Elephants were unknown to the Blind and their king King Bat. The scouts soon came back, all excited with intriguing news "An elephant," said one, "is like a rough- textured wall!…" "Not so," said his neighbor, "an elephant is a snakelike beast that blows foul-smelling air and putrid water in and out of its maw!…" "Nay!" said another, "it is thinner than a snake, stringlike, and has a tuft of hair on top of its small head!…" The last, older, scout, snorted his scorn at his inexperienced younger comrades, and stated unequivocally, "May your Blindness forgive these three stooges for their poor senses! An elephant is in fact a bunch of trees that hammer the ground with their trunks in turn to frighten their enemies! They have long and sharp low-reaching branches that are sharpened to needlepoints by African elephant trainers…" The blind Bat blinked, then saw the light: "We shall ask Our Royal Cornputer Astrologer of Scient-O-Logic Programming, Holy Mole Ravi Olly, to advise Us. We shall blindly follow what she will tell Us--she shall query her oracle and let the Answer be Our Fate!…" Thus spake King Bat to Holy Mole Soon, the solemnly clad Scient-O-Logic Programmer performed a neck-cut and gutted a goat, executing her higher-order priestly functions in a monotone language. ȁ C;Aha! Let's see what we have in store," said Holy Mole, adjusting her multifocal stained-glass spectacles, "an elephant is simply an invention of our wicked neighbors to make us believe that they possess that which they do not--L'arme ultime!" Dixit Holy Mole Ravi Olly She paused to enjoy the effect, and as an aside, added, "I submitted a seminal Braille paper on the topic to the Bombay Symposium of Scient-O-Logzc Programming last year, but it was rejected. The referccs, silly bunch, did not decipher my Braille slates upside right!… And now, if you'll excuse me, I have to see to my sabbatical in Egypt…" Exit Holy Mole Ravi Olly Thereupon, everyone applauded, King Bat led the attack, and all but one of the Blind were blindly leveled to platitude by a stoic stampede of myopic elephants who did not even care to see them for it was night. The only survivor of the Blind was Frau Doktor Professor Ravi Olly, on sabbatical leave in Alexandria Indeed, Holy Mole Olly went to the Library of Alexandria where she taught at the Research Institute for FUEL Programming. Let us hope that her class' inheritance is not the object of this panel, for what happened to that Library of Science was but blaze and cinders History tells us to ask ourselves not to repeat it.… We, this panel's actors, should perhaps heed its message? What follows is an appendix. It is a Graduate Seminar proposal that I am thinking of teaching in Spring. Its contents might he both relevant and revealing. Where does the Logic start or end? I do not know… Do you? I include it here in this controversial position paper to illustrate that there is more that meets the eye in the logical functionality of computation and information

  • Mutual Coupling

    This chapter contains sections titled: Mutual Impedance Coupling Between Two Dipoles Method of Moments Mutual Coupling in Finite Arrays Infinite Arrays Large Arrays Array Blindness and Scanning Mutual Coupling Reduction/Compensation

  • Arrays

    A discussion of array characteristics develops out of the general formula for an array. The chapter gives characteristics of line and planar arrays including gain, grating lobes, mutual impedance, scan blindness, and design for multiple beams. This introduces phased arrays and their compensation for mutual coupling. Measurement multipath errors analyzed as an array determines their location.

  • Introduction to Visual Attention

    This chapter introduces basic phenomena, concepts, experiments and technological development for selective visual attention. It also provides relevant references to facilitate model development. The basic phenomena and concepts are given in the first section. Section 1.2 introduces the types of selective visual attention, such as pre-attention and attention, bottom-up attention and top-down attention, attention in parallel and serial processing, and overt and covert attention. Then two phenomena related visual attention models - change blindness and inhibition of return - are discussed in Section 1.3. There is also an overview of different phases of research and development in the related areas, followed by a discussion on the scope of the various chapters in this book.

  • Miscellaneous Thoughts on Evolution

    Progress is about finding ways to optimize the chances of survival in one's environment. Attempting to measure one society's progress using the yardsticks of another society makes no sense. Western man has the perception that Bushmen of sub-Saharan Africa have somehow made less progress and that Western man needs to somehow assist them in evolving. However, Bushmen likely have exactly the opposite view; that Western man has made a serious turn backwards, and perhaps Bushmen should help Western man find a more positive evolutionary path. We in the western world see the employment of software as a fundamental means to achieve our society's goals. The good news is that software by itself does not consume valuable natural resources. On the other hand, its ever- presence in our lives continues to foster our blindness with respect to the really important issues facing mankind.



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