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User-assisted Video Reflection Removal [article]

Amgad Ahmed, Suhong Kim, Mohamed Elgharib, Mohamed Hefeeda
2020 arXiv   pre-print
To address this problem, we propose a user-assisted method for video reflection removal. We rely on both spatial and temporal information and utilize sparse user hints to help improve separation.  ...  A video containing reflections is a combination of background and reflection layers. Thus, reflection removal is equivalent to decomposing the video into two layers.  ...  CONCLUSION We have presented a user-assisted method to remove undesired reflections from videos.  ... 
arXiv:2009.03281v1 fatcat:elex4o5otvgmfgjr2j3p2wjtwa

Training Researchers with the MOVING Platform

I. Vagliano, A. Fessl, F. Guenther, T. Koehler, V. Mezaris, A. Saleh, A. Scherp, I. Simic
2019 Zenodo  
to assist the learning process.  ...  The MOVING platform enables its users to improve their information literacy by training how to exploit data and text mining methods in their daily research tasks.  ...  The ATS also assists users in completing the selected curriculum, summarizing their progress in a progress bar, providing reflective questions related to their progress and suggesting activities to do  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.2539283 fatcat:nbwlnlhw6nftrjdzmgvbfc5pgy

Improving Usability by Adding Security to Video Conferencing Systems [chapter]

April Slayden Mitchell, Alan H. Karp
2007 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
When the help help-assistant is not connected, the icon should appear as an unoccupied desk with a bell. Any user may click on the bell to contact the help-assistant.  ...  The help-assistant is represented on the user interface by a representation of an unoccupied desk with a bell.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-77366-5_35 fatcat:xalqx6hsgnexdjmub4vkfeu5x4

User-assisted reflection detection and feature point tracking

Mohamed A. Elgharib, François Pitite, Anil Kokaram, Venkatesh Saligrama
2013 Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Visual Media Production - CVMP '13  
User feedback is common in post-production video manipulation tools. Hence in the second contribution we propose an effective way of integrating few user-assisted masks to improve detection rates.  ...  As a result reflections cause many techniques to fail e.g. detection, tracking, motion estimation, etc. Recent work was proposed by Ahmed et al. [5] to detect reflections.  ...  USER ASSISTANCE FOR ROBUST DE-TECTION Missed detections could occur if the reflections contain weak feature points (see Fig. 2 , red).  ... 
doi:10.1145/2534008.2534011 dblp:conf/cvmp/ElgharibPKS13 fatcat:qt5k56bzwjbsdcqjw3xiv6zqiy

Fast Shadow Removal Using Adaptive Multi-Scale Illumination Transfer

Chunxia Xiao, Ruiyun She, Donglin Xiao, Kwan-Liu Ma
2013 Computer graphics forum (Print)  
In this paper, we present a new method for removing shadows from images. First, shadows are detected by interactive brushing assisted with a Gaussian Mixture Model.  ...  Second, the detected shadows are removed using an adaptive illumination transfer approach that accounts for the reflectance variation of the image texture.  ...  This technique applies only minimal user assistance and achieves satisfactory shadow detection results.  ... 
doi:10.1111/cgf.12198 fatcat:n2afjht3wrh27ca3snn2z4aaby

Fused visible and infrared video for use in Wilderness Search and Rescue

Nathan D. Rasmussen, Bryan S. Morse, Michael A. Goodrich, Dennis Eggett
2009 2009 Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision (WACV)  
Mini Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (mUAVs) have the potential to assist Wilderness Search and Rescue groups by providing a bird's eye view of the search area.  ...  To align the video frames for fusion, a method for simultaneously pre-calibrating the intrinsic and extrinsic parameters of the cameras and their mount using a single multi-spectral calibration rig is  ...  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.  ... 
doi:10.1109/wacv.2009.5403048 dblp:conf/wacv/RasmussenMGE09 fatcat:flkahtldd5eyzn3zrih57mvu3y

Competency-Based Assessment for Clinical Supervisors: Design-Based Research on a Web-Delivered Program

Rachel Bacon, Lauren Therese Williams, Laurie Grealish, Maggie Jamieson
2015 JMIR Research Protocols  
Data generated as a result of user participation during the pilot test is reported.  ...  Users' experiences with the program were also explored via interviews (six in a focus group and three individually).  ...  Ash, the University of Canberra's Centre for Teaching and Learning, Online Support Service, the inSPIRE Centre for their IT support, and Amy Haughey and Emma Agnew for their contributions as research assistants  ... 
doi:10.2196/resprot.3893 pmid:25803172 pmcid:PMC4376162 fatcat:4nwfpfjdhbezdkjfjogefjxyiq

How Not to Be Seen - Object Removal from Videos of Crowded Scenes

M. Granados, J. Tompkin, K. Kim, O. Grau, J. Kautz, C. Theobalt
2012 Computer graphics forum (Print)  
Figure 1 : To remove the foremost person from this video, both the dynamic scene elements and the background behind it need to be restored.  ...  Abstract Removing dynamic objects from videos is an extremely challenging problem that even visual effects professionals often solve with time-consuming manual frame-by-frame editing.  ...  All results shown in this paper and in the supplemental video (except Fig. 6 ) were produced without user-assisted refinement.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1467-8659.2012.03000.x fatcat:vjh2gporj5g7dfswo6vx23xvju

A "VL tube" for endotracheal intubation using video laryngoscopy

Jason G. Emsley, Orlando R. Hung
2016 Canadian Journal of Anesthesia  
The user may also introduce the ETT using an intubation-assisting device such as an Eschmann Tracheal Introducer (Portex Limited, Hythe, UK), commonly known as the gum elastic ''bougie.''  ...  Finally, to minimize glare, less reflective materials should be used when manufacturing the ''video laryngoscope ETT'' (or ''VL tube'').  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12630-016-0595-0 pmid:26830641 fatcat:cak4ccadhrfn7grvmofcdayrla

The Virtual Operative Assistant: An explainable artificial intelligence tool for simulation-based training in surgery and medicine

Nykan Mirchi, Vincent Bissonnette, Recai Yilmaz, Nicole Ledwos, Alexander Winkler-Schwartz, Rolando F. Del Maestro, Paweł Pławiak
2020 PLoS ONE  
The classifier was combined with a unique educational system to build the Virtual Operative Assistant which provides users with automated feedback on their metric performance with regards to expert proficiency  ...  The Virtual Operative Assistant successfully classified skilled and novice participants using 4 metrics with an accuracy, specificity and sensitivity of 92, 82 and 100%, respectively.  ...  [41] When applied to the Virtual Operative Assistant, visceral refers to the look of the platform, behavioural refers to the manner by which users and computers interact with each other, and reflective  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0229596 pmid:32106247 pmcid:PMC7046231 fatcat:itidobaenzgtzdimyqg7hqwlgq

Spectral Video in Image-Guided Microsurgical Applications: Integrating Imaging Technology into the Clinical Environment and Ergonomic Considerations

Piotr Bartczak, Hana Vrzakova, Roman Bednarik, Matti Iso-Mustajarvi, Markku Hauta-Kasari, Juha E. Jaaskelainen, Mikael Fraunberg, Antti-Pekka Elomaa
2018 2018 IEEE 31st International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS)  
Fig. 5 : 5 User interface for spectral video image acquisition during pre-clinical trials. .  ...  Spectral reflectance curve of the following tissues: bone, dura, muscle. Reflectance was obtained by spectral video camera from the manually selected area of the image within annotated borders.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cbms.2018.00057 dblp:conf/cbms/BartczakVBIHJFE18 fatcat:team5alea5htblokezwnrb4aae

Optical and electronic systems for spatial and temporal analysis of video images

François Jouen, Jean-claude Lepecq
1989 Behavoir research methods, instruments & computers  
In the optical version, the Apple lIe generates a pointer on an Apple monitor; the pointer is then superimposed on the video image of a second video monitor, by reflecting the pointer with a half-silvered  ...  The procedures of spatial and temporal data acquisition and storage are described as well as the reading, writing, printing, removing, listing, chaining, and dating operations of the digital and graphics  ...  This pointer is then superimposed on the video-image of another monitor by reflecting it with a half-silvered mirror.  ... 
doi:10.3758/bf03203865 fatcat:be4fmhdoy5h6zcay36ukotelrq

A Novel Gesture Recognition System for Intelligent Interaction with a Nursing-Care Assistant Robot

Geng Yang, Honghao Lv, Feiyu Chen, Zhibo Pang, Jin Wang, Huayong Yang, Junhui Zhang
2018 Applied Sciences  
Here, a new wearable wrist-worn camera prototype for gesture's video collection was designed, and a new method for the segmentation of continuous gestures was shown.  ...  Meanwhile, a nursing-care assistant robot prototype was designed for assisting the elderly, which is capable of carrying the elderly with omnidirectional motion and grabbing the specified object at home  ...  What the user needs to ensure is that the fist disappears from the video screen when the wrist is flexed.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app8122349 fatcat:fkg77f36pbhl5fugfgwmm7zwfi

Online Teaching Tool for Sinus Surgery: Trends toward Mobile and Global Education

George K. Koch, Rosh K. V. Sethi, Elliott D. Kozin, Regan W. Bergmark, Stacey T. Gray, Ralph Metson
2017 OTO Open  
The mean time spent viewing webpages was 96.1 seconds for desktop computer users, 98.0 for tablet users, and 103.8 for mobile users.  ...  The observed increase in global participation and mobile device usage may reflect new areas of growth for surgical education.  ...  Mobile users spent a longer time viewing individual videos than tablet or desktop users. Desktop and tablet users accessed more videos per session than those using mobile devices.  ... 
doi:10.1177/2473974x17729812 pmid:30480194 pmcid:PMC6239037 fatcat:raranbh5svguxjy67feimk7rui

Evaluation of touchscreen assistive technology for visually disabled users

Berglind Fjola Smaradottir, Santiago Gil Martinez, Jarle Audun Haland
2017 2017 IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC)  
the screen -A user evaluation of assistive technology" where VoiceOver, a screen reader in Apple Inc. products was tested.  ...  For instance, when assistive technology is designed to support speech interaction between visually impaired users and a system, accessibility and easeof-use of such technology should be included in the  ...  Analysis of the use of the technical and physical test infrastructure for user evaluations of touchscreen assistive technology and reflections on lessons learned during the project are presented in the  ... 
doi:10.1109/iscc.2017.8024537 dblp:conf/iscc/SmaradottirMH17 fatcat:xkrwgvfbzvcqjkvxtvlu2qmy7u
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