White Cane Navigation Using Arduino Uno

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 624)

Abstract

Visually disabled people have always been looked at sympathetically by the society. According to a count around 87% men and 91% women are visually impaired or weak in India alone [1] along with this, globally the estimated count rises as high as 285 million [2]. Our research aims at solving their problem of navigation to a certain extent. This research has been proposed to introduce a device which will help the blind to reach their destination accurately with the help of Google Maps. It proposes a Bluetooth-enabled white cane to help the people reach their destination. The Google Maps API navigation is used and is implemented through an Arduino to navigate the visually disabled via buzzing sensations.

Keywords

White cane Android Navigation for blind Visually impaired Blind aid 

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Copyright information

© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Information TechnologyUniversity of Petroleum and Energy StudiesDehradunIndia

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