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Enhancement of Smart Cane To Detect And Notify Obstacles


Enhancement of Smart Cane To Detect And Notify Obstacles
Authors : J. Gnana Jeslin, A. Vaishnavi, J. Nivedha
Publication Date: 02-02-2015

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Author(s):  J. Gnana Jeslin, A. Vaishnavi, J. Nivedha

Published in:   International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology

License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Website: www.ijert.org

Volume/Issue:   Vol. 4 - Issue 02 (February - 2015)

e-ISSN:   2278-0181

Abstract

Visually impaired people find it difficult to move from one place to another, as they are unaware of the dangerous obstacles in their path. This paper proposes a method that includes the use of a smart cane which can detect and notify the obstacles to the user via earphone. It works by using an application in the user’s mobile phone. This smart cane consists of sensors that measure the distance between the user and obstacles or objects on the user’s path. It includes GPS to keep track of the user’s current location. The design and operation of this idea is to be implemented in such a way that it yields very high efficiency.

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