Walking support by dangerous obstacles notification using an electronic white cane

Yoshihiro Niitsu, Saki Itoh, Shinya Kitahara, Hiroya Minami, Michio Shimomura

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Abstract

People with visual impairment always might knock up against dangerous obstacles while walking, because they cannot visually get the situation. Recently electronic white canes which have sensors and provide visually impaired persons with obstacle information, have been developed. This paper proposes the method that can detect dangerous obstacles correctly and can inform visually impaired persons of them effectively. By the experiment results its effectiveness has been clarified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages794-799
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event18th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications: "Green and Smart Communications for IT Innovation", APCC 2012 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2012 Oct 152012 Oct 17

Conference

Conference18th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications: "Green and Smart Communications for IT Innovation", APCC 2012
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
Period12/10/1512/10/17

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Keywords

  • Electronic white cane
  • Smartphone
  • Ultra-sonic sensor
  • Visual impairment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

Cite this

Niitsu, Y., Itoh, S., Kitahara, S., Minami, H., & Shimomura, M. (2012). Walking support by dangerous obstacles notification using an electronic white cane. 794-799. Paper presented at 18th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications: "Green and Smart Communications for IT Innovation", APCC 2012, Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of. https://doi.org/10.1109/APCC.2012.6388191