Yaser Ajmal Sheikh-Quality of Life Technology Center - Carnegie Mellon University

Yaser Ajmal Sheikh

yaser sheikh

Robotics Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
Elliot Dunlap Smith Hall, 221
yaser @ andrew.cmu.edu
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I am interested in analyzing dynamism in scenes from moving cameras. In particular, my research focuses on dynamic motion reconstruction, human behavior analysis, estimation of nonrigid motion and modeling moving cameras in spacetime.

As Co-PI for the BrainPort project, I am focused on intelligent software enhancements. The BrainPort vision device enables perception of visual information using the tongue and camera system as a paired substitute for the eye. Visual information is collected from a video camera and translated into gentle electrical stimulation patterns on the surface of the tongue. Users describe it as pictures drawn on their tongue with champagne bubbles. With training users may perceive shape, size, location, and motion of objects in their environment. The BrainPort vision device is intended to augment rather than replace other assistive technology such as the white cane or guide dog.