Technological Trends in Improved Mobility of the Visually Impaired

  • Sara  Paiva

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Literature Reviews and Surveys

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Drishty Sobnath, Ikram Ur Rehman, Moustafa M. Nasralla
      Pages 3-28
    3. Iyad Abu Doush, Issam Damaj, Mohammed Azmi Al-Betar, Mohammed A. Awadallah, Ra’ed M. Al-khatib, Alaa Eddin Alchalabi et al.
      Pages 29-63
    4. Raluca Maria Aileni, George Suciu, Victor Suciu, Sever Pasca, Jean Ciurea
      Pages 65-84
    5. Aylwin Bing Chun Chai, Bee Theng Lau, Zheng Pan, Almon WeiYen Chai, Lil Deverell, Abdullah Al Mahmud et al.
      Pages 85-103
  3. Navigation Systems Proposals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Thanasis Loukopoulos, Maria Koziri, Natalia Panagou, Panos K. Papadopoulos, Dimitris K. Iakovidis
      Pages 127-143
    3. Soubraylu Sivakumar, Ratnavel Rajalakshmi, Kolla Bhanu Prakash, Baskaran Rajesh Kanna, Chinnasamy Karthikeyan
      Pages 145-179
    4. Jayakody Arachchilage Don Chaminda Anuradha Jayakody, Iain Murray, Johannes Hermann, Shashika Lokuliyana, Vandhana Dunuwila
      Pages 181-206
    5. Marwa Kandil, Fatemah AlAttar, Reem Al-Baghdadi, Issam Damaj
      Pages 207-236
    6. Dimitris K. Iakovidis, Dimitrios Diamantis, George Dimas, Charis Ntakolia, Evaggelos Spyrou
      Pages 237-271
  4. Case Studies and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Abdulazeez Femi Salami, Eustace M. Dogo, Nnamdi I. Nwulu, Babu Sena Paul
      Pages 275-300
    3. Kavi Kumar Khedo, Kishan Yashveer Bhugul, David Young Ten
      Pages 335-354
    4. Johannes Tröger, Sarah Schnebelt, Jan Alexandersson
      Pages 355-377
    5. Massimiliano Donati, Fabrizio Iacopetti, Alessio Celli, Roberto Roncella, Luca Fanucci
      Pages 379-411
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 413-424

About this book


This book provides an insight into recent technological trends and innovations in mobility solutions and platforms to improve mobility of visually impaired people. The authors' goal is to help to contribute to the social and societal inclusion of the visually impaired. The book’s topics include, but are not limited to, obstacle detection systems, indoor and outdoor navigation, transportation sustainability systems, and hardware/devices to aid visually impaired people. The book has a strong focus on practical applications, tested in a real environment. Applications include city halls, municipalities, and companies that can keep up to date with recent trends in platforms, methodologies and technologies to promote urban mobility. Also discussed are broader realms including education, health, electronics, tourism, and transportation. Contributors include a variety of researchers and practitioners around the world.
  • Features practical, tested applications of technological mobility solutions for visual impaired people;
  • Presents topics such as obstacle detection systems, urban mobility, smart home services, and ambient assisted living;
  • Includes a number of application examples in education, health, electronics, tourism, and transportation.


Indoor navigation for visually impaired people Outdoor navigation for visually impaired people Obstacle detection systems for visually impaired people Visually impaired people Urban mobility for visually impaired people Transport sustainability for visually impaired people Aid systems for visually impaired people Ambient assisted living for visually impaired people

Editors and affiliations

  • Sara  Paiva
    • 1
  1. 1.ARC4DigiT – Applied Research Center for Digital Transformation, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do CasteloViana do CasteloPortugal

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-16449-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-16450-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-8595
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-8609
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