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Visual identification of medicine boxes

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Visual identification of medicine boxes using features matching

Xiankleber Benjamin , Rafael Beserra Gomes , Aquiles , Luiz Marcos

This paper proposes to use visual features matching in the identification of medicine boxes for visually impaired people. We use a camera device, available in several popular devices such as computers, televisions and cell phones, to identify relevant features on medicine box. After box detection, audio files are played to inform about dosage, indications and contraindications of the medication. Making use of this vision system can help many visually impaired people to take the right medicine at the time indicated in advance by the doctor. Experiments with 15 blindfolded volunteers demonstrated that 93% of them believes that the system was useful or very useful to identify the medicine boxes.