Visual information assist system using 3D SOKUIKI sensor for blind people - System concept and object detecting experiments

Tatsuro Ueda, Hirohiko Kawata, Tetsuo Tomizawa, Akihisa Ohya, Shin'ich Yuta

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Abstract

The purpose of this research is to develop a system which gives blind people information of the environment around them. A person is equipped with a 3D scanner and a small sized PC while walking. The scanner scans and acquires 3D range data map of the environment. The PC analizes the range data map and detects objects which are useful for blind people in orde to walk. The PC gives environmental information to them by synthesized sound. This paper first introduces the concept of the whole system and clarify the tasks for realizing the system. Secondly the method for acquisition of 3D range data and detecting objects and obstacles are described. Then the usefulness of our proposed system is examined by an experiment in which our trial system detects bumps and trenches in the experimental environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIECON 2006 - 32nd Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics
Pages3058-3063
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
EventIECON 2006 - 32nd Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics - Paris, France
Duration: 2006 Nov 62006 Nov 10

Publication series

NameIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)

Conference

ConferenceIECON 2006 - 32nd Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period06/11/606/11/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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