Visually impaired people often use a white cane to improve their mobility. The electronic cane was created with the aim to increase the capabilities of traditional canes and thus enhance the people's move and safety. This device features the following characteristics: (i) an obstacle detection system that vibrates to indicate the distance of the object, (ii) a location system using a Global Positioning System (GPS) and a Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) that sends a message with the location of the person in real time. When opening the message, the contact receives the link that binds with Google Maps. The system also includes an artificial vision system for identifying the information and signage set in the surrounding places to improve orientation with audio indications that guide people in safe places. The tests were applied on students with visual impairments of the UNESCO Chair at the Salesian Polytechnic University where a total validation percentage of 89% was obtained for the use of the electronic cane compared to the traditional cane. All rights reserved.
|Title of host publication||IMCIC 2020 - 11th International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics, Proceedings|
|Editors||Renata Maria Abrantes Baracho, Nagib C. Callaos, Suzanne Kay Lunsford, Belkis Sanchez, Michael Savoie|
|Publisher||International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, IIIS|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2020|
|Event||11th International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics, IMCIC 2020 - Orlando, United States|
Duration: 10 Mar 2020 → 13 Mar 2020
|Name||IMCIC 2020 - 11th International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics, Proceedings|
|Conference||11th International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics, IMCIC 2020|
|Period||10/03/20 → 13/03/20|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
To the Salesian Polytechnic University (UPS) and the research Group in Electronics Control and Automation (GIECA) for the support given to development of the project.
© by the International Institute of Informatics and Systemics.
- Artificial Vision
- Electronic Cane
- Location Detection
- Ultrasonic Sensor
- WiFi signaling
- Occupancy detection