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Efficient Navigation System using Arduino for Blind

Author(s):

Govinda.K , VIT University; Waseem Arshad , VIT University; Santosh Ram , VIT University

Keywords:

Navigation, Arduino, Microcontroller

Abstract

A navigation system will assist the blind people to avoid obstacle in real life scenarios. It is an aid for blind and visually impaired people. It is based on a microcontroller with synthetic output. This aid is portable and gives information to the user about urban walking routes to point out what decisions to make. On the other hand, and in order to reduce navigation difficulties of the blind, an obstacle detection system using ultrasounds is added to this device. The proposed system detects the nearest obstacle via sonar system and sends back via feedback to inform the blind about its localization. This paper describes a guidance system for blind and partially sighted people with the aim of coping in the known and unknown internal and external spaces without the assistance of human guides. This work represents a significant step forward in the application of innovative technological solutions to increase independence and improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. This paper describes a navigation system for blind using Arduino and modern technology.

Other Details

Paper ID: IJSRDV2I3093
Published in: Volume : 2, Issue : 3
Publication Date: 01/06/2014
Page(s): 230-232

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