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A Pedestrian Navigation System for Blinds and Visually Impaired

Apostolos Meliones; Costas Filios;
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  • Published: 18 Nov 2016
  • Publisher: ACM Press
Abstract
Notably valuable efforts have focused in helping people with special needs. Daily routine which is trivial for most of us is a real survival problem for groups of people with special needs and abilities, especially in a society with the bad habit to push to the side such people. This paper is focused on the problem of pedestrian navigation of visually impaired people. BlindHelper primarily enhances the ability of a visually impaired person to navigate efficiently to desired destinations without the aid of guides. Moreover it can provide multiple other uses during outdoor navigation such as dialing a call and notifying the current location in case of an emergency...
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free text keywords: Global Positioning System, business.industry, business, Pedestrian, Pedestrian navigation system, Turn-by-turn navigation, Special needs, Traffic signal, Android (operating system), Multimedia, computer.software_genre, computer, Simulation, Human–computer interaction, Bad habit, Computer science
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