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Fact and Fiction of Healthy Vision
  • Author : Clyde K. Kitchen
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN Code: 9780275993450

Summary: Explains eye development and disorders, treatments and surgeries, as well as common misconceptions about damage, health, and treatments.

Clinical Management of Binocular Vision
  • Author : Mitchell Scheiman,Bruce Wick
  • Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Category: Medical
  • Pages : 748
  • ISBN Code: 9780781777841

Summary: This basic text covers the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of the most prevalent vision disorders in a clinical optometrist's or ophthalmologist's practice. Coverage includes the most common non-strabismic binocular vision disorders, including accommodative and eye movement disorders as well as amblyopia. Coverage of each diagnostic category includes background information, symptoms, case analysis, and management options. Case studies appear at the end of each chapter. This edition includes three new chapters on primary care of binocular vision, accommodative and eye movement disorders; myopia control; and binocular vision problems associated with refractive surgery. The thoroughly revised chapters on vision therapy procedures and instrumentation describe the latest equipment and computer software. The chapters on advanced diagnostic and management issues have been updated with the latest research.

Shingwauk's Vision
  • Author : James Rodger Miller
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 1996-01-01
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 582
  • ISBN Code: 9780802078582

Summary: This book is an absolute first in its comprehensive treatment of this subject. J.R. Miller has written a new chapter in the history of relations between indigenous and immigrant peoples in Canada.

The Vision Machine
  • Author : Paul Virilio
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 81
  • ISBN Code: 9780253209016

Summary: A challenging survey of the technologies of perception, production and dissemination of images throughout history by one of France's leading contemporary intellectuals, Paul Virilio. Surveying art history as well as the technologies of war and urban planning, Virilio provides us with an introduction to a new "logistics of the image". From the era of painting, engraving and architecture culminating in the 18th century, the history of "regimes of the visual" shifted with the intervention of the photogram (photography and cinematography) in the 19th century. The latest era starts with videography, holography and infographics, turning the dissolution of modernity into a generalised logic of public representations. Virilio's book offers the most provocative account of the history of "seeing" to date and could revolutionise the way we periodise not only art history but 'social existence' itself [Publisher description].

Low Vision
  • Author : A. C. Kooijman
  • Publisher : IOS Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Category: Medical
  • Pages : 596
  • ISBN Code: 9789051991444

Summary: A Survey of the Utilization of Rehabilitation Services by the Visually Impaired Elderly Population -- Low Vision Care: Is Ongoing Assessment Really Necessary? -- Are Low Vision Aids still used Six Month safter Prescription? -- Part II -- DOMICILIARY FOLLOW UP IN LOW VISION CARE -- Low Vision Services in the Context of Vision Rehabilitation -- Rehabilitation of Visually Impaired Children in China -- Residual vision and integration: The implications for India in the management of its blind population -- The Visual Advice Centre Eindhoven, An Experiment in Dutch Low Vision Care -- Meeting the Needs of a Geographically Isolated Paediatric Low Vision Population -- Part III -- The ICIDH as a basis for a uniform language in rehabilitation -- An interdisciplinary model for the rehabilitation of visually impaired and blind people -- Suggestions for the classification of impairments and disabilities of low vision -- VISUAL ACUITY MEASUREMENT for LOW VISION -- The FUNCTIONAL VISION SCORE -- A method to evaluate and rehabilitate the functional vision of visually impaired people -- Quantitative Evaluation of Visual Function -- Functional diagnosis and rehabilitation in proposals for an information support system for the treatment of the visually disabled -- Optometric Involvement in Low Vision Training -- The Importance of Social Work with the Multidisciplinary Assistance of the VAC-E -- The Graduate of Poland's First Program in Vision Rehabilitation - a Follow-Up Survey -- Author Index

Functional Vision
  • Author : Amanda Hall Lueck
  • Publisher : American Foundation for the Blind
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Category: Medical
  • Pages : 521
  • ISBN Code: 9780891288718

Summary: Emphasizing the need for collaboration and cooperation across medical, education, rehabilitation, and social service disciplines, this volume provides a primary reference tool for those engaged in work related to low vision rehabilitation and service delivery. It provides information about the funct.

A Natural History of Vision
  • Author : Nicholas J. Wade
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2000-01-31
  • Category: Psychology
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN Code: 9780262731294

Summary: This illustrated survey covers what Nicholas Wade calls the "observational era of vision," beginning with the Greek philosophers and ending with Wheatstone's description of the stereoscope in the late 1830s.

The Wilder Nonprofit Field Guide to Crafting Effective Mission and Vision Statements
  • Author : Emil Angelica
  • Publisher : Fieldstone Alliance
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 71
  • ISBN Code: 094006927X

Summary: Bring focus and direction to your work: Too often, if you ask four people in a nonprofit what their organization's mission is, you'll get four different answers. Organizations without clearly defined and agreed-to mission and vision statements frequently find themselves adrift at sea, in real financial trouble, and unable to make an ongoing, positive impact on the community. But an effective mission and vision statement can help an organization unify services and create a consistent approach to new program development. Crafting Effective Mission and Vision Statements will help your organization develop (or revise) mission and vision statements that bring focus and direction to your work. With orderly, easy-to-follow steps, this engaging guide shows you how to build ownership for the mission and vision statements among board and staff, and create a common understanding of your organization's goals. This useful guide also includes definitions of mission and vision statements, how they're different, and how to use both for greatest benefit; a seven-step process to develop a mission statement that captures exactly what your organization does; a six-step process to create a vision statement based on stakeholders' ideas and the organization's history, capacity for growth, and fundraising potential; four options to develop a vision for the short-term future; and worksheets to guide you through the entire process. Use this guide to create mission and vision statements that help your organization stay focused and keep it moving toward a positive future.

Template Matching Techniques in Computer Vision
  • Author : Roberto Brunelli
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2009-04-29
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN Code: 9780470744048

Summary: The detection and recognition of objects in images is a key research topic in the computer vision community. Within this area, face recognition and interpretation has attracted increasing attention owing to the possibility of unveiling human perception mechanisms, and for the development of practical biometric systems. This book and the accompanying website, focus on template matching, a subset of object recognition techniques of wide applicability, which has proved to be particularly effective for face recognition applications. Using examples from face processing tasks throughout the book to illustrate more general object recognition approaches, Roberto Brunelli: examines the basics of digital image formation, highlighting points critical to the task of template matching; presents basic and advanced template matching techniques, targeting grey-level images, shapes and point sets; discusses recent pattern classification paradigms from a template matching perspective; illustrates the development of a real face recognition system; explores the use of advanced computer graphics techniques in the development of computer vision algorithms. Template Matching Techniques in Computer Vision is primarily aimed at practitioners working on the development of systems for effective object recognition such as biometrics, robot navigation, multimedia retrieval and landmark detection. It is also of interest to graduate students undertaking studies in these areas.

Colour Vision
  • Author : Evan Thompson
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Category: Psychology
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN Code: 9780415117968

Summary: Thompson provides an accessible review of the current scientific and philosophical discussions of colour vision and is vital reading for all cognitive scientists and philosophers whose interests touch upon this central area.

Planning Commission's Report of the Committee on India Vision 2020
  • Author : India. Committee on India Vision 2020
  • Publisher : Academic Foundation
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN Code: 9788171883028

Summary: The final reports of the Committee on India Vision 2020, Planning Commission of the Government of India, Andhra Pradesh Vision 2020, and Infrastructure Development Action Plan for Chhattisgarh are contained in this volume.

Binocular Vision and Stereopsis
  • Author : Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus and Founder of the Centre for Vision Research Ian P Howard,Ian P. Howard,Brian J. Rogers
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Category: Medical
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN Code: 9780195084764

Summary: This book is a survey of knowledge about binocular vision, with an emphasis on its role in the perception of a three-dimensional world. The primary interest is biological vision. In each chapter, physiological, behavioral, and computational approaches are reviewed in some detail, discussed, and interrelated. The authors describe experiments required to answer specific questions and relates them to new terminologies and current theoretical schemes.

Sites of Vision
  • Author : David Michael Levin
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Pages : 498
  • ISBN Code: 9780262621298

Summary: The fourteen contributors to Sites of Vision explore the hypothesis that the nature of visual perception about which philosophers talk must be explicitly recognized as a discursive construction, indeed a historical construction, in philosophical discourse. In recent years scholars from many disciplines have become interested in the "construction" of the human senses--in how the human environment shapes both how and what we perceive. Taking a very different approach to the question of construction, Sites of Vision turns to language and explores the ways in which the rhetoric of philosophy has formed the nature of vision and how, in turn, the rhetoric of vision has helped to shape philosophical thought. The central role of vision in relation to philosophy is evident in the vocabulary of the discipline--in words such as "speculation," "observation," "insight," and "reflection"; in metaphors such as "mirroring," "perspective," and "point of view"; and in methodological concepts such as "reflective detachment" and "representation." Because the history of vision is so pervasively reflected in the history of philosophy, it is possible for both vision and thought to achieve a greater awareness of their genealogy through the history of philosophy. The fourteen contributors to Sites of Vision explore the hypothesis that the nature of visual perception about which philosophers talk must be explicitly recognized as a discursive construction, indeed a historical construction, in philosophical discourse.

Normal Binocular Vision
  • Author : David Stidwill,Robert Fletcher
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2010-11-08
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN Code: 140519250X

Summary: Binocular vision, i.e. where both eyes are used together, is a fundamental component of human sight. It also aids hand-eye co-ordination, and the perception of the self within the environment. Clinical anomalies pose a wide range of problems to the sufferer, but normal binocular operation must first be understood before the eye specialist can assess and treat dysfunctions. This is a major new textbook for students of optometry, orthoptics and ophthalmology, and also of psychology. Chapters span such key topics as binocular summation, fusion, the normal horopter, anatomy of the extra-ocular muscles, oculomotor control, binocular integration and depth perception. Fully illustrated throughout, the book includes self-assessment exercises at the end of each chapter, and sample experiments in binocular vision functioning.

Coping with Vision Loss
  • Author : Bill G. Chapman
  • Publisher : Hunter House
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN Code: 9780897933162

Summary: The author, himself legally blind for 30 years, shows how people with severe vision loss can be trained and equipped to function as sighted, providing information and guidance on improving life through visual rehabilitation.

Optometric Management of Learning-related Vision Problems
  • Author : Mitchell Scheiman,Michael W. Rouse
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Category: Medical
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN Code: 0323029655

Summary: This book explores the relationship between vision and learning and the role of optometrists in the assessment and management of learning related vision problems. It discusses normal child development, the learning process, learning disabilities, the relationship between vision and learning, and models for managing vision problems affecting learning. It is also of interest to health care practitioners involved in the evaluation and treatment of children and adults with learning difficulties. Instructor resources are available; please contact your Elsevier sales representative for details. Presents an organized, easy-to-follow approach to the diagnosis and treatment of learning-related vision problems. Each chapter contains key terms and chapter review questions making it more appealing to the student and instructor. Includes appendices containing sample reports, sample questionnaires, sample letters, a bibliography, and case histories showing the reader how to use the material from the book in practice. Well respected authors and contributors provide authoritative coverage of the topic. Expanded information on the use of colored lenses and reading. New chapter on reading disorders that covers how children learn to read, teaching methods, optometric assessment, and management of dyslexia. Chapters have been updated with new computer software options, including computer aided vision therapy, perceptual home therapy system, and temporal visual processing program. Updated testing battery, including new tests, visual processing speed, and optometric use of IQ screening tests such as K-BIT. Expanded coverage of psycho education evaluation includes substantial updates with new test instruments, such as WISC. Substantial revisions based on literature review for last 10 years. New and updated illustrations.

India Vision 2020
  • Author : India. Committee on India Vision 2020,S. P. Gupta
  • Publisher : Academic Foundation
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 957
  • ISBN Code: 9788171883509

Summary: This Publication Discusses India`S Development And Future, Covering A Wide Range Of Issues Across Several Important Areas: Demography, Employment, Agriculture, Finance, Social Security, Health, Education, Women Empowerment , Infrastructure, It, Environment, Rural Development, Urbanisation, Governance, Defence, Global Trends And Their Implications For India, ..... And Other Interrelated Concerns That Require To Be Focused Upon To Give A Fairly Comprehensive Picture Of India Approaching 2020.

The High Medieval Dream Vision
  • Author : Kathryn Lynch
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 1988-06-01
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN Code: 080476641X

Summary: In the High Middle Ages, the dream narrative was an enormously popular and influential form. Along with the romance, it was perhaps the genre of the age. It has come down to us in such classics twelfth to fourteenth-century classics as The Divine Comedy, the Romance of the Rose, Piers Plowman, Chaucer's early poetry, and the works of Guillaume de Machaut. This book redefines the dream vision by attending to its role in philosophical debate of the time, a conservative role in defense of the high medieval synthesis of reason and revelation. Lynch shows how the epistemological basis of this synthesis and the theories of visions that emerged from it drew on Arabic commentaries of Aristotle. These theories informed poetic visions modeled on Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy, a work she discusses in detail before turning to Alain de Lille, Jean de Meun, and Dante. A final section, on John Gower's Confessio Amantis shows how fourteenth and fifteenth-century writers extended and finally moved beyond the conventional form of the dream vision.

The Christian Vision of Humanity
  • Author : John Randall Sachs
  • Publisher : Liturgical Press
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN Code: 9780814657560

Summary: The incredible technical achievements of recent history may make us feel little less than gods," but we also find much that cuts us down. When we face our own limits and failures, upon what or whom can we rely? The biblical "answer" to questions about the ultimate nature and meaning of human life begins with the experience of Semitic slaves led out of Egyptian slavery beautifully recounted in Deuteronomy 26:5-11. The New Testament presents Jesus as the culmination of God's Old Testament promise. Christian faith has a particular Vision of the world and of humanity founded upon the relationship between God and creation. Its key elements are found in the inviolable dignity of every person, the essential centrality of community, and the significance of human action. These are the main themes of a Christian anthropology developed in this book. "

Computer Vision - ECCV 2008
  • Author : David Forsyth,Philip Torr
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-10-07
  • Category: Computers
  • Pages : 851
  • ISBN Code: 3540886850

Summary: Welcome to the 2008EuropeanConference onComputer Vision. These proce- ings are the result of a great deal of hard work by many people. To produce them, a total of 871 papers were reviewed. Forty were selected for oral pres- tation and 203 were selected for poster presentation, yielding acceptance rates of 4.6% for oral, 23.3% for poster, and 27.9% in total. Weappliedthreeprinciples.First,sincewehadastronggroupofAreaChairs, the ?nal decisions to accept or reject a paper rested with the Area Chair, who wouldbeinformedbyreviewsandcouldactonlyinconsensuswithanotherArea Chair. Second, we felt that authors were entitled to a summary that explained how the Area Chair reached a decision for a paper. Third, we were very careful to avoid con?icts of interest. Each paper was assigned to an Area Chair by the Program Chairs, and each Area Chair received a pool of about 25 papers. The Area Chairs then identi?ed and rankedappropriatereviewersfor eachpaper in their pool, and a constrained optimization allocated three reviewers to each paper. We are very proud that every paper received at least three reviews. At this point, authors wereable to respond to reviews. The Area Chairs then needed to reach a decision. We used a series of procedures to ensure careful review and to avoid con?icts of interest. ProgramChairs did not submit papers. The Area Chairs were divided into three groups so that no Area Chair in the group was in con?ict with any paper assigned to any Area Chair in the group.

Your Vision & What to Do With It!
  • Author : Vincent N. Paul
  • Publisher : Xulon Press
  • Release Date : 2009-08
  • Category: Religion
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN Code: 1615791183

Summary: Your Vision & What To Do With It - is a book that is designed to help teach people how to handle their Visions responsibly - from the Conception to the Realization The author takes the 'myth' & 'mystery' out of 'Vision' and gives a simple explanation of what a Vision is and how to Handle it He also gives the reader a practical Step-by-Step Action Plan on what to do with a Vision - taking it from the Conception stage to the Realization stage If you are sure of and serious about your vision; or you need help or direction as to what to do with it; then this book is a must for you It will show you how to responsibly carry the Pregnancy of your Vision - from its Conception to its Gestation period. It will also help you to avoid the pitfall of mishandling your Vision Dr. VINCENT, NDUOMA PAUL is a Motivational Preacher, Teacher, Chaplain, Prolific Author, Publisher & Entrepreneur. He's the founding Pastor of Kingdom Power Chapel; President, Vincent Paul Ministries Int'l.; & President/CEO, Vincent Paul Group, Inc. He's also a Commissioned Officer LT.] in the U.S. Army Reserve] Chaplain Corps. He's Appeared on: CBN 'Turning Point'; 'The Harvest Show' of World Harvest TV; TCT TV; KCHF TV, BronxNet, etc. He's also been featured in New York Daily News He's published many Books including Persistence Works & publishes his Ministry E-Newsletter reaching over 5,000 people in over 90 nations He holds a B.A. degree from University of Ibadan; & is studying for a Master of Divinity M.DIV.] from Liberty University. He's had Training in Entrepreneurship from Harvard Business School; & has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Westgate University. Dr. Paul and his wife Edith are based in New York.

Modernity and the Hegemony of Vision
  • Author : David Michael Levin
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1993-11-08
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN Code: 9780520079731

Summary: "A genuine contribution to the literature . . . important especially to specialists in Continental philosophy but also to historians, literary theorists, and others who read recent European philosophy and who thus would want to think through the problem of the hegemony of vision."—David Hoy, University of California, Santa Cruz

Vision, Brain, and Behavior in Birds
  • Author : Harris Philip Zeigler,Hans-Joachim Bischof,Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Category: Medical
  • Pages : 415
  • ISBN Code: 9780262240369

Summary: This book provides the first comprehensive and current review of considerable progress made over the past decade in analyzing neural and behavioral mechanisms mediating visually guided behavior in birds.The visual capacities of birds rival even those of primates, and their visual system probably reflects the operation of a ground plan common to all vertebrates. This book provides the first comprehensive and current review of considerable progress made over the past decade in analyzing neural and behavioral mechanisms mediating visually guided behavior in birds.The book's five major sections deal with the visual world of birds, the organization of avian visual systems, the development and plasticity of visual structure and function, visuomotor control mechanisms, and cognitive processes. The introduction to each section discusses the nature and significance of the problem areas, providing a context for the chapters to follow, which review the current status of research on a specific problem. The contributors are an international assemblage of researchers, representing a wide variety of disciplines, ranging from ornithology to neurophysiology and including ethology, experimental psychology, anatomy, and developmental neurobiology. For the ethologist, avian behavior is the source of a wide variety of species-typical fixed action patterns; for the experimental psychologist, birds are the subject of choice for studies of conditioning, learning, and cognitive processes; for the neurobiologist they provide model systems for studying developmental processes, sensory mechanisms, orientation, and motor control. For these reasons, research on the avian brain and behavior occupies an increasingly important place in contemporary behavioral biology.

Low Vision Rehabilitation
  • Author : Mitchell Scheiman,Maxine Scheiman,Steven Whittaker
  • Publisher : SLACK Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Category: Medical
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN Code: 9781556427343

Summary: Presents an emerging model in which occupational therapists practice as part of a team of vision rehabilitation professionals serving adults with low vision. Occupational therapists offer a unique contribution to the vision rehabilitation team, with a focus on meaningful occupational goals, the incorporation of occupation into therapy, and the orchestration of environmental, social, and non-visual personal factors into a treatment plan. The authors have developed a practical and straightforward text outlining an evaluation approach to interventions that focus on recovering occupational performance in adults.

On the Special Needs of Blind and Low Vision Seniors
  • Author : Hans-Werner Wahl,Hans-Eugen Schulze
  • Publisher : IOS Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN Code: 9781586031527

Summary: Main headings: I. Basic positions. - II. Epidemiology and medical-ophthalmological research. - III. Psychosocial issues and daily living skills in different settings: empirical and conceptual contributions. - IV. Intervention and rehabilitation: empirical and conceptual contributions. - V. Educational issues: programs, media, self-help and new technologies. - VI. Learning from each other in an international perspective. - VII. Look into the future.

Vision for The Nations Leader’s Guide
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : William Carey Library
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Category: Missions
  • Pages : 111
  • ISBN Code: 9780878082636

Summary: Thirteen lessons, edited by the Mobilization Dept. of the U.S. Center for World Mission, intended to be used to teach church members what mission tasks remain to be done and how the church can do them.

Spatial Vision
  • Author : Russell L. DeValois,Karen K. DeValois
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1990-08-09
  • Category: Medical
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN Code: 9780198021728

Summary: This volume presents an integrated view of how we perceive the spatial relations in our visual world, covering anatomical, physiological, psychophysical, and perceptual aspects. The authors discuss the visual system primarily in terms of spatial frequency analysis using a linear systems approach. They review evidence supporting a local, patch-by-patch spatial frequency filtering of visual information rather than the global Fourier analysis other researchers have proposed. A separate chapter addresses the special issues surrounding color vision, and a brief, nonmathematical introduction to linear systems analysis is included for the uninitiated reader.

Robot Vision
  • Author : Gerald Sommer,Reinhard Klette
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-02-11
  • Category: Computers
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN Code: 3540781560

Summary: This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Robot Vision, RobVis 2008, held in Auckland, New Zealand, in February 2008. The 21 revised full papers presented together with 15 posters papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 59 submissions. The papers and posters are organized in topical sections on motion analysis, stereo vision, robot vision, computer vision, visual inspection, urban vision, and the poster section.

Computer Vision
  • Author : Richard Szeliski
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2010-09-30
  • Category: Computers
  • Pages : 812
  • ISBN Code: 9781848829350

Summary: Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications explores the variety of techniques commonly used to analyze and interpret images. It also describes challenging real-world applications where vision is being successfully used, both for specialized applications such as medical imaging, and for fun, consumer-level tasks such as image editing and stitching, which students can apply to their own personal photos and videos. More than just a source of “recipes,” this exceptionally authoritative and comprehensive textbook/reference also takes a scientific approach to basic vision problems, formulating physical models of the imaging process before inverting them to produce descriptions of a scene. These problems are also analyzed using statistical models and solved using rigorous engineering techniques. Topics and features: structured to support active curricula and project-oriented courses, with tips in the Introduction for using the book in a variety of customized courses; presents exercises at the end of each chapter with a heavy emphasis on testing algorithms and containing numerous suggestions for small mid-term projects; provides additional material and more detailed mathematical topics in the Appendices, which cover linear algebra, numerical techniques, and Bayesian estimation theory; suggests additional reading at the end of each chapter, including the latest research in each sub-field, in addition to a full Bibliography at the end of the book; supplies supplementary course material for students at the associated website, Suitable for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level course in computer science or engineering, this textbook focuses on basic techniques that work under real-world conditions and encourages students to push their creative boundaries. Its design and exposition also make it eminently suitable as a unique reference to the fundamental techniques and current research literature in computer vision.

  • Author : Colin Blakemore
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1993-05-13
  • Category: Medical
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN Code: 9780521447690

Summary: Professor Colin Blakemore presents a fascinating insight to all the major topics in visual science research.

Applications of Parallel Processing in Vision
  • Author : J.R. Brannan
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 1992-01-23
  • Category: Psychology
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN Code: 9780080867403

Summary: Considerable evidence exists that visual sensory information is analyzed simultaneously along two or more independent pathways. In the past two decades, researchers have extensively used the concept of parallel visual channels as a framework to direct their explorations of human vision. More recently, basic and clinical scientists have found such a dichotomy applicable to the way we organize our knowledge of visual development, higher order perception, and visual disorders, to name just a few. This volume attempts to provide a forum for gathering these different perspectives.

Low Vision And Blindness
  • Author : Tamara T. Sowell,Bruce B. Blasch
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Category: Medical
  • Pages : 103
  • ISBN Code: 075670202X

Summary: Presents new information & hopes to interest new research professionals in meeting the challenges faced by persons with a visual disability. Articles: outcome assessment of the rehabilitation of the visually impaired; characteristics of AMD patients with low vision receiving visual rehabilitation; visual factors & mobility in persons with age-related macular degeneration; a biomechanical evaluation of visually impaired persons' gait & long-cane mechanics; remote infrared signage evaluation for transit stations & intersections; & impact of digital miniaturization & networked topologies on access to next generation telecomm. by people with visual disabilities. Illustrations.

Theories of Vision from Al-kindi to Kepler
  • Author : David C. Lindberg
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Category: Medical
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN Code: 9780226482354

Summary: Kepler's successful solution to the problem of vision early in the seventeenth century was a theoretical triumph as significant as many of the more celebrated developments of the scientific revolution. Yet the full import of Kepler's arguments can be grasped only when they are viewed against the background of ancient, medieval, and Renaissance visual theory. David C. Lindberg provides this background, and in doing so he fills the gap in historical scholarship and constructs a model for tracing the development of scientific ideas. David C. Lindberg is professor and chairman of the department of the history of science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.