This paper is published in Volume-4, Issue-2, 2018
Area
Image Processing
Author
Tony Jose Eluvathingal
Co-authors
Misab P. V, Vishnu T. S, Anusree K
Org/Univ
Sahrdaya College of Engineering and Technology, Kodakara, Kerala , India
Pub. Date
21 March, 2018
Paper ID
V4I2-1306
Publisher
Keywords
GPS Tracking, Haar Cascade Classifier, RF Remote, Ultrasonic Sensor

Citationsacebook

IEEE
Tony Jose Eluvathingal, Misab P. V, Vishnu T. S, Anusree K. Advanced Walking Stick for Visually Impaired, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
Tony Jose Eluvathingal, Misab P. V, Vishnu T. S, Anusree K (2018). Advanced Walking Stick for Visually Impaired. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 4(2) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
Tony Jose Eluvathingal, Misab P. V, Vishnu T. S, Anusree K. "Advanced Walking Stick for Visually Impaired." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 4.2 (2018). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

The generally available blind walking sticks are suitable of finding obstacle that touch the stick physically. It is helpful to a blind person but we here propose an advanced blind stick system that allows blind person to sense objects before stick touches them. This blind walking stick can sense what object it is. It uses Haar Cascade Classifier method to find out what he object is. Also it includes GPS tracking feature to find lost person along with other useful features. The system uses a microcontroller based circuit to handle the entire system functioning. The transducer is used to sense objects within certain range of the person and alarms the blind person. The type of object is announced through its speaker. Now this system also has a light sensing feature to give the blind person a sense of light. It signals the person if there is light or darkness so that he/she can know if it is night or has entered a very dark room/facility. If the person looses the stick the person can use an RF remote so the stick starts beeping and the person can find it. One more important feature of the proposed system is that the it allows the visually impaired one to send out an SMS message to his/her GPS location to the caretaker/relatives/loved ones of the person in case of trouble or being lost.
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