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3D Stereo Vision-Based Nursing Robot for Elderly Health Care

  • Wee-Soon Ching
  • Edward Ho
  • Christopher Ong
  • Hs Tay
  • Sai-Mui Lim 
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1998)

Abstract

With the population aging in most of the developed countries, using robot for health care and related service industry is of increasing importance in recent years. This paper describes the design and development of a 3D stereo vision-based [1] nursing robot for elderly health care home. It focuses on presenting a novel image segmentation method, and an innovative and effective method of locating the facial features, which include the two nose points, for reliable mouth detection. A 3D stereo vision-based method for determining the 3D position of the mouth is also described. Experimental results are discussed.

Keywords

Image Segmentation Stereo Camera Modular Robot Image Segmentation Method Image Segmentation Algorithm 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wee-Soon Ching
    • 1
  • Edward Ho
    • 1
  • Christopher Ong
    • 1
  • Hs Tay
    • 1
  • Sai-Mui Lim 
    • 1
  1. 1.AMK CampusSchool of Engineering (Electronics) Nanyang Polytechnic569830Singapore

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