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Human's Eye Image analysis and acquisition system based on mobile devices

Grant number: 11/18616-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2011
Effective date (End): June 30, 2012
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Electrical Engineering - Electrical, Magnetic and Electronic Measurements, Instrumentation
Principal researcher:Adilson Gonzaga
Grantee:Enzo Bertini Vieira
Home Institution: Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


In this work, we propose the development of a human's eye image system for mobile devices based on Android Operational System. The objective is to measure and assess various human iris and pupil features, seeking for applications both in the security as well as in medical and industrial areas. Although computer vision and image processing techniques are extensively used in these areas, the majority of the specific image systems are complex, bulky, heavy and hard to transport. Taking into account the evolution of mobile device's technology, like Smartphones and Tablets, that are light, small, portable and efficient, their use as computer systems is immediate. For example, for some simple ophthalmologic measures, today is necessary that the patient goes to the medical lab. With a portable embedded technology system, the patient, himself could do the measures and send them to his doctor. Another application of this technology is in the public security system, aiming the identification of a one "suspect" person. In this case, the police officer doesn't need to identify the suspect at the police station, which leads not only a great cost to the state, but also a delay on the effective actions. Faced with such adversity and paradigms we propose a human eye image acquisition and computer processing with mobile devices, since smartphones and tablets are becoming more widespread and with more processing capability. It is worth emphasizing that the successful development of our proposal will allow the future implementation of high fidelity and portability security systems, for faster medical diagnostics and cheaper industrial quality control process.

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