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Smart Shoes: Assistive Shoes for Visually Impaired People

Author(s):

Jitendra Singh , SKIT, M & G, Jaipur; Ajay Yadav, SKIT, M & G, Jaipur; Ajay Prajapat, SKIT, M & G, Jaipur; Adhiraj Singh, SKIT, M & G, Jaipur; Hemant Chohan, SKIT, M & G, Jaipur

Keywords:

Ultrasonic Sensor, 8051 Microcontroller, SD Card, Headphone

Abstract

the advancement in technology is increasing day by day and still requires new inventions to make life of people much easier and as engineers it’s our prime duty to develop new technology to enhance the living standard. Every day, we hear about the smart technologies such as smart TV, a smart car etc., so why not smart shoe? Many people suffer from serious visual disability which is preventing them from working independently. Accordingly they require a tool of wide range which helps to make them independent. Smart shoe is simple and better option to help the blind in their orientation and train them to move on their own independently and safely depending on the other remaining senses. This project presents a prototype model and a system concept to provide smart electronic aid for blind people. This system consists of Ultrasonic sensor, microcontroller and a wireless headphone. The project aims to develop an electronic kit to help blind people obstacle free path. If an obstacle comes in the path, an indication would be relayed by one ultrasonic sensor placed inside the shoe; this unit would take the instruction through the microcontroller, which will generate a sound in wireless headphone. A 9V dc battery is also installed in the shoe which gives supply to the circuit.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I21380
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 2
Publication Date: 01/05/2017
Page(s): 1437-1441

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