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Mobile phone based tools for independent living

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  • Full or part time
    Dr T Morris
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

We are interested in developing tools to support independent living. These will allow the visually handicapped to live more independently by providing suitable support. Typical applications that could be developed include tools that process images or video data to determine:

Where am I?
Safe areas of a pavement to walk on
Obstacles in a corridor to avoid
The contents of signs
The contents of moving displays

The tools are usually deployed on mobile phones since these are devices that are cheap, easily purchased and easily programmed, but have the disadvantage of having (relatively) low processing capabilities.

The projects will involve analysing a suitable problem, determining and implementing a suitable solution and finally evaluating it with a suitable user group.
The project will involve analysing a suitable problem, determining and implementing a suitable solution and finally evaluating it with a suitable user group.

Funding Notes

The School has full scholarship opportunities for home and EU students. For international students, the School has fees contribution awards. These awards are awarded on a competitive basis.

Candidates who have been offered a place for PhD study in the School of Computer Science may be considered for funding by the School. Further details on School funding can be found at: http://www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/programmes/phd/funding/school-studentships/.

References

The minimum requirements to get a place in our PhD programme are available from:
http://www.cs.manchester.ac.uk/phd/entryrequirements/

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