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Smart pharmacist for visually impaired

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : International Journal of Applied Engineering Research

Source : International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Research India Publications, Volume 10, Issue 15, p.35948-35953 (2015)

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Campus : Coimbatore

School : School of Engineering

Department : Computer Science

Year : 2015

Abstract : Lot of technologies has been emerged to help visually impaired. For example Obstacle detection, assistance in the supermarket, identification and location of people, navigation. In this system we propose an algorithm to assist them to identify the labels on a medicine strip. It uses a mono camera to extract the intended information’s such as tablet name and manufacturing date from medicine strip which will assist visually challenged people for medication. The system consists of three phases: data capture, data processing, and audio output. The data capture component collects scenes containing medicine strip in the form of images. The data processing component works with the proposed algorithms to transform image-based text information into readable text. The audio output component is to inform the blind user by converting it into speech output. This system is tested with bristle type medicine strips and the system gives better results in different cases like different background color, different font size and different layout. © Research India Publications.

Cite this Research Publication : S. M. Thomas and A. Baskar, “Smart pharmacist for visually impaired”, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, vol. 10, no. 15, pp. 35948-35953, 2015.

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