Prototype Design and Development in Assistive Mobility Solution for the Visually Impaired using IOT

Authors(1) :-Dr. I. Lakshmi

In this paper, we have introduced an elaborate assistive mobility aid system for visually impaired individuals. In this system, a visually impaired individual is aided through a networked system comprising mainly an android device and ultrasonic sensors. The phone is placed in the individualís pocket and the sensors are fitted at the individualís feet and temple. The visually impaired individual, or Ďuserí for further reference, is guided through the environment through English voice guidance produced by the application as per the current position of the user and the relative position of obstacles in the line of the userís path. The user can navigate around the app using voice commands. The app is made accessible using aural feedback. Navigation is supported using GPS with Google Maps (GPS is only applicable in outdoor navigation). Obstacle detection is done using ultrasonic sensors; the aggregate results of the readings are conveyed to the user through aural feedback. Location data and location history is uploaded and synced with a remote server at regular intervals to allow guardians and/or loved ones keep track of the userís whereabouts. A panic feature is interposed among the features which will send an SOS message with last recorded location attached to an ICE contact and also place a call to the same.

Authors and Affiliations

Dr. I. Lakshmi
Department of Computer Science, Stella Maris College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Visual Impairment, Mobility Aid, Assistive Technology, Location Tracking, Android Application, Navigation, Ultrasonic Sensors.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 1 | January-February 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-02-28
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 504-511
Manuscript Number : CSEIT183191
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

ISSN : 2456-3307

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Dr. I. Lakshmi, "Prototype Design and Development in Assistive Mobility Solution for the Visually Impaired using IOT", International Journal of Scientific Research in Computer Science, Engineering and Information Technology (IJSRCSEIT), ISSN : 2456-3307, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp.504-511, January-February-2018.
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