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
Title of host publicationAPCC 2012 - 18th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications: "Green and Smart Communications for IT Innovation"
Pages794-799
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event18th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications: "Green and Smart Communications for IT Innovation", APCC 2012 - Jeju Island
Duration: 2012 Oct 152012 Oct 17

Other

Other18th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications: "Green and Smart Communications for IT Innovation", APCC 2012
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

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Niitsu, Y., Itoh, S., Kitahara, S., Minami, H., & Shimomura, M. (2012). Walking support by dangerous obstacles notification using an electronic white cane. In APCC 2012 - 18th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications: "Green and Smart Communications for IT Innovation" (pp. 794-799). [6388191] https://doi.org/10.1109/APCC.2012.6388191

Walking support by dangerous obstacles notification using an electronic white cane. / Niitsu, Yoshihiro; Itoh, Saki; Kitahara, Shinya; Minami, Hiroya; Shimomura, Michio.

APCC 2012 - 18th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications: "Green and Smart Communications for IT Innovation". 2012. p. 794-799 6388191.

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

Niitsu, Y, Itoh, S, Kitahara, S, Minami, H & Shimomura, M 2012, Walking support by dangerous obstacles notification using an electronic white cane. in APCC 2012 - 18th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications: "Green and Smart Communications for IT Innovation"., 6388191, pp. 794-799, 18th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications: "Green and Smart Communications for IT Innovation", APCC 2012, Jeju Island, 12/10/15. https://doi.org/10.1109/APCC.2012.6388191
Niitsu Y, Itoh S, Kitahara S, Minami H, Shimomura M. Walking support by dangerous obstacles notification using an electronic white cane. In APCC 2012 - 18th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications: "Green and Smart Communications for IT Innovation". 2012. p. 794-799. 6388191 https://doi.org/10.1109/APCC.2012.6388191
Niitsu, Yoshihiro ; Itoh, Saki ; Kitahara, Shinya ; Minami, Hiroya ; Shimomura, Michio. / Walking support by dangerous obstacles notification using an electronic white cane. APCC 2012 - 18th Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications: "Green and Smart Communications for IT Innovation". 2012. pp. 794-799
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