Detection and notification of dangerous obstacles and places for visually impaired persons using a smart cane

Yoshihiro Niitsu, Toshiki Taniguchi, Kouichiro Kawashima

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Abstract

People with visual impairment often might knock up against dangerous obstacles while walking and they might fall down the stairs or fall down from train platforms onto train tracks, because they cannot visually get the situation and they sometimes cannot environmental information correctly via an existing white cane. Recently smart white canes which have sensors and provide visually impaired persons with obstacle information, have been developed. This paper proposes the method that can detect only dangerous obstacles and places correctly and can inform visually impaired persons of them effectively. By the experiment results its effectiveness has been clarified.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 7th International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking, ICMU 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages68-69
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2014 7th International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking, ICMU 2014 - Singapore
Duration: 2014 Jan 62014 Jan 8

Other

Other2014 7th International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking, ICMU 2014
CitySingapore
Period14/1/614/1/8

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Keywords

  • Compass
  • Electronic white cane
  • Infrared sensor
  • Smartphone
  • Tri-axial accelerometer
  • Ultra-sonic sensor
  • Visual impairment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Niitsu, Y., Taniguchi, T., & Kawashima, K. (2014). Detection and notification of dangerous obstacles and places for visually impaired persons using a smart cane. In 2014 7th International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking, ICMU 2014 (pp. 68-69). [6799060] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMU.2014.6799060

Detection and notification of dangerous obstacles and places for visually impaired persons using a smart cane. / Niitsu, Yoshihiro; Taniguchi, Toshiki; Kawashima, Kouichiro.

2014 7th International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking, ICMU 2014. IEEE Computer Society, 2014. p. 68-69 6799060.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Niitsu, Y, Taniguchi, T & Kawashima, K 2014, Detection and notification of dangerous obstacles and places for visually impaired persons using a smart cane. in 2014 7th International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking, ICMU 2014., 6799060, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 68-69, 2014 7th International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking, ICMU 2014, Singapore, 14/1/6. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMU.2014.6799060
Niitsu Y, Taniguchi T, Kawashima K. Detection and notification of dangerous obstacles and places for visually impaired persons using a smart cane. In 2014 7th International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking, ICMU 2014. IEEE Computer Society. 2014. p. 68-69. 6799060 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMU.2014.6799060
Niitsu, Yoshihiro ; Taniguchi, Toshiki ; Kawashima, Kouichiro. / Detection and notification of dangerous obstacles and places for visually impaired persons using a smart cane. 2014 7th International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking, ICMU 2014. IEEE Computer Society, 2014. pp. 68-69
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