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Smart cane: Assistive cane for visually-impaired people


Abd. Wahab, Mohd Helmy and A. Talib, Amirul and A.Kadir, Herdawatie and Johari, Ayob and A., Noraziah and M. Sidek, Roslina and Abdul Mutalib, Ariffin (2011) Smart cane: Assistive cane for visually-impaired people. International Journal of Computer Science Issues, 8 (4). pp. 21-27. ISSN 1694-0814

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Abstract

This paper reports on a study that helps visually-impaired people to walk more confidently. The study hypothesizes that a smart cane that alerts visually-impaired people over obstacles in front could help them in walking with less accident.The aim of the paper is to address the development work of a cane that could communicate with the users through voice alert and vibration, which is named Smart Cane.The development work involves coding and physical installation.A series of tests have been carried out on the smart cane and the results are discussed.This study found that the Smart Cane functions well as intended, in alerting users about the obstacles in front.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Assistive technology, visually-impaired, functional test
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Ariffin Abdul Mutalib
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2014 02:56
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2014 02:56
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/9718

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