publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Wearable Smart System for Visually Impaired People

Ali Jasim Ramadhan Al-Aameri;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2018 Journal: Sensors (Basel, Switzerland), volume 18, issue 3 (eissn: 1424-8220, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI
Abstract
In this paper, we present a wearable smart system to help visually impaired persons (VIPs) walk by themselves through the streets, navigate in public places, and seek assistance. The main components of the system are a microcontroller board, various sensors, cellular communication and GPS modules, and a solar panel. The system employs a set of sensors to track the path and alert the user of obstacles in front of them. The user is alerted by a sound emitted through a buzzer and by vibrations on the wrist, which is helpful when the user has hearing loss or is in a noisy environment. In addition, the system alerts people in the surroundings when the user stumbles o...
Subjects
free text keywords: Article, assistive technology, visually impaired person aid, smart system, wearables, Chemical technology, TP1-1185, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Analytical Chemistry, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics, Biochemistry
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