Extracting Clothing Features for Blind People Using Image Processing and Machine Learning Techniques: First Insights

  • Daniel RochaEmail author
  • Vítor CarvalhoEmail author
  • Filomena SoaresEmail author
  • Eva OliveiraEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics book series (LNCVB, volume 34)


Vision is one of the senses that dominates the life of humans. It allows them to know and have the perception of the world around them, while giving meaning for objects, concepts and ideas, and tastes. How to dress and the style we prefer for different occasions is part of one’s identity. Blind people do not have this sense, and dressing can be a difficult and stressful task. With the advance of technology it is important to minimize all the limitations of a blind person in the management of garments. Not knowing the colors, the type of pattern, or even the state of the garments make this a daily challenge in which nowadays resources are not the best. Thus, the approach of this project is to address this issue of extracting the basic characteristics and conditions of the garment (in good conditions, dirty or wrinkly) in order to help the blind.


Clothes recognition Blind people Image processing Machine learning 



This work has the support of Association of the Blind and Amblyopes of Portugal (ACAPO) and Association of Support for the Visually Impaired of Braga, Portugal (AADVDB). Their considerations gave (and still give) this project the first insights to a viable solution for the blind people community.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Algoritmi R&DUniversity of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal
  2. 2.2Ai Lab, School of TechnologyIPCABarcelosPortugal

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