Practical Fields of Application

SHV Details

Simulated Human Vision..... Ian Overington

Location: Eastbourne. UK
ianoverington@simulatedvision.co.uk ............ www.simulatedvision.co.uk

SHV Details

The main SHV software itself consists of two individual items - a versatile pre-processor IMPROC and a main vision simulator COMVIS.

IMPROC provides as output, either (or both) standard *.BMP bitmap images - greyscale or 24-bit colour - or 8-bit greyscale images which are of standard bitmap format, but with a variety of file extensions specially suited to use by COMVIS. For colour inputs, the outputs are three colour separation (R, G, B) images, each of 8-bit greyscale form.

COMVIS takes an appropriate group of these output images to process either as a single black & white input, a colour input, an optical flow pair or a stereo pair. Bitmap outputs (8-bit) may be requested at any stage of the (multistage) simulated neural processing, including after first & second 2-D differencing (immediately after the retina), after pooling of a set of orientation specific outputs as are individually generated in the Striate cortex, various stages of region closing operations and the final output edge map. At this latter stage it is also possible to request bitmap outputs of such things as the local edge sharpness, local optical flow or local stereo disparity.