IoT Based Alert System for Visually Impaired Persons

  • Vaibhav BhatnagarEmail author
  • Ramesh Chandra
  • Vikram Jain
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 985)


Internet of Things (IoT) is now becoming the emerging issue in the field of research. IoT is used in home appliances, health monitoring, Industry Internet and many more. Sensors and Actuators play important role in the Internet of Things. In this paper, a prototype is proposed that will warn the visually impaired persons for nearest obstacles and hurdles. Ultrasonic sensor is used to design the proposed system. The visually impaired person will receive warning through its smart-phone and the location will be saved. Whenever visually impaired person will come near to that place it will warn again to the person. This will be a low-cost system and will replace the stick that is generally used by every visually impaired person.


IoT Alert system Blind person Joystick Ultra-sonic sensor 


  1. 1.
    Lee, I., Lee, K.: The Internet of Things (IoT): applications, investments, and challenges for enterprises. Bus. Horiz. 58(4), 431–440 (2015)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Kumar, R., Rajasekaran, M.P.: An IoT based patient monitoring system using raspberry Pi. In: International Conference on Computing Technologies and Intelligent Data Engineering (ICCTIDE). IEEE (2016)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Domingo, M.C.: An overview of the Internet of Things for people with disabilities. J. Netw. Comput. Appl. 35(2), 584–596 (2012)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Turcu, C.E., Turcu, C.O.: Internet of things as key enabler for sustainable healthcare delivery. Procedia - Soc. Behav. Sci. 73, 251–256 (2013)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Lopes, N.V., et al.: IoT architecture proposal for disabled people. In: 2014 IEEE 10th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob). IEEE (2014)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Swan, M.: Sensor mania! the internet of things, wearable computing, objective metrics, and the quantified self-2.0. J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 1(3), 217–253 (2012)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Topic: Specification of HC-SR04. Accessed 1 Dec 2018
  8. 8.
    Misra, P., Enge, P.: Global Positioning System: Signals, Measurements and Performance, 2nd edn. Ganga-Jamuna Press, Massachusetts (2006)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Vanishree, M.L., Sushmitha, S., Roopa, B.K.: Addressing the challenges of visually impaired using IoT. Int. J. Recent. Innov. Trends Comput. Commun. 5(1), 182–186 (2017)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
  11. 11.
  12. 12.
    Durugkar, S.R., Poonia, R.C.: An era of micro irrigation - a priority driven approach to enhance the optimum utilization of water and a way towards “Intelligent Farming”. In: Recent Patents on Computer Science, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 247–254(8), December 2018CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vaibhav Bhatnagar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ramesh Chandra
    • 2
  • Vikram Jain
    • 1
  1. 1.S.S. Jain Subodh PG CollegeMCA InstituteJaipurIndia
  2. 2.Amity Institute of Information TechnologyAmity University RajasthanJaipurIndia

Personalised recommendations