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Sound- and Touch-Based Smart Cane: Better Walking Experience for Visually Challenged

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing

Source : Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Springer Verlag, Volume 308 AISC, Number VOLUME 1, Bhubaneswar, p.589-595 (2015)

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ISBN : 9788132220114

Keywords : Bluetooth, Bluetooth headsets, Haptics, Heat detection, Intelligent computing, Moving obstacles, Obstacle detection, Obstacle detectors, Radar equipment, Smart canes, Ultrasonic applications, Ultrasonic range finders, White cane

Campus : Amritapuri

School : School of Engineering

Center : Humanitarian Technology (HuT) Labs

Department : Electronics and Communication

Year : 2015

Abstract : Moving with the help of a white cane is an elusive task for the visually challenged unless they create a mental route map with recognizable reference elements. The Smart Cane is intended to provide the visually challenged a better walking experience. The design is incorporated with Bluetooth-enabled obstacle detection module, supported with heat detection and haptic modules. The ultrasonic range finders help in detecting obstacles. The calculated distance is send to an android device via Bluetooth. The user gets voice alerts about the distance through Bluetooth headset. Haptics module is designed to warn the user of moving obstacles with the help of vibratory motors. The goal of this project is to arm its wielder with the functional support of a walking cane without having to possess one physically. © Springer India 2015.

Cite this Research Publication : Rajesh Kannan Megalingam, Nambissan, A., Thambi, A., Gopinath, A., and Megha, K., “Sound- and Touch-Based Smart Cane: Better Walking Experience for Visually Challenged”, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 308 AISC, pp. 589-595, 2015

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