Internet of Things (IoT) enabled smart navigation aid for visually impaired

Roy, Mriyank and Shah, Purav ORCID logoORCID: (2022) Internet of Things (IoT) enabled smart navigation aid for visually impaired. Barolli, Leonard, Hussain, Farookh and Enokido, Tomoya, eds. Advanced Information Networking and Applications:Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-2022), Volume 3. In: Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA 2022), 13-15 Apr 2022, Sydney, NSW, Australia. e-ISBN 9783030996192, pbk-ISBN 9783030996185. ISSN 2367-3370 [Conference or Workshop Item] (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-99619-2_23)

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Blindness is a disorder in which a person's ocular vision is lost. Mobility and self-reliability have been a primary concern for visually disabled and blind people. Internet of Things (IoT) enabled Smart Navigation Aid, a smart Electronic Traveling Aid (ETA), is proposed in this paper. This smart guiding ETA improves the lives of blind people since it is enabled with IoT based sensing and is designed to help visually disabled/impaired people walk and navigate freely in both close and open areas. The proposed prototype provides highly powerful, accurate, quick responding, lightweight, low power consumption, and cost-effective solution that would enhance the lives of the visually impaired people. Within a 1m radius, ultrasonic sensors were used to locate the barrier and potholes. The location was shared with the cloud using GPS and an ESP8266 Wi-Fi module. The stick was also installed with an emergency button, which will call on the mobile when pressed. The stick can also detect wet surfaces with the help of a water sensor. The entire system was built on the Arduino UNO 3 platform. Thus, the proposed prototype is an excellent example of how IoT enabled sensing could aid in the day-to-day lives of the visually impaired people and allowing them the freedom to navigate independently

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Additional Information: Cite this paper: Roy, M., Shah, P. (2022). Internet of Things (IoT) Enabled Smart Navigation Aid for Visually Impaired. In: Barolli, L., Hussain, F., Enokido, T. (eds) Advanced Information Networking and Applications. AINA 2022. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 451. Springer, Cham.
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 35067
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Date Deposited: 19 May 2022 10:37
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