Makeup support system for visually impaired persons: Overview of system functions

Akihiko Hanafusa, Shuri Terada, Yuuri Miki, Chiharu Sasagawa, Tomozumi Ikeda, Teruhiko Fuwa

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Abstract

A questionnaire survey carried out among 25 visually impaired women indicates that they feel uncertainty to their makeup. It is observed that there is a need to develop a system to teach them how to apply makeup and to check their makeup. We have been developing a prototype of a makeup support system for visually impaired persons. The system provides information on makeup and imparts knowledge on how to apply makeup. Further, for checking the current makeup condition, an image processing system that can recognize the face and its parts and check for excess lipstick and the shape of the eyebrows has been developed. From a series of input images, the best image for checking can be selected on the basis of the sum of squares of residual errors after an affine transformation. Further, a usability assessment was carried out by considering eight visually impaired women, and the result could achieve a high score related to the content of information on makeup.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputers Helping People with Special Needs - 12th International Conference, ICCHP 2010, Proceedings
Pages338-345
Number of pages8
EditionPART 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug 4
Event12th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2010 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2010 Jul 142010 Jul 16

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 2
Volume6180 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2010
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period10/7/1410/7/16

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Keywords

  • Makeup support system
  • Visually impaired persons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Hanafusa, A., Terada, S., Miki, Y., Sasagawa, C., Ikeda, T., & Fuwa, T. (2010). Makeup support system for visually impaired persons: Overview of system functions. In Computers Helping People with Special Needs - 12th International Conference, ICCHP 2010, Proceedings (PART 2 ed., pp. 338-345). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6180 LNCS, No. PART 2). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14100-3_50