Date of Award
Master of Science in Computer Science
School of Computer Science and Engineering
Schubert, Keith Evan
The purpose of this thesis is to describe an algorithm and implement a software system based upon facial expression recognition that will accurately determine the specific need of a handicapped individual pertaining to the eating process. Then based upon that need, determine the appropriate action that should be executed. This thesis aims to present a solution to allow a special needs individual to eat more efficienty and foster independence, while providing a platform for further research in the area of feature detection to assist individuals with special needs.
De La Loza, Anthony Rudolph, "An algorithm for facial expression recognition to assist handicapped individuals with eating disabilities" (2011). Theses Digitization Project. 3829.