Electronic cane supported with artificial vision

Cristian Molina, Jonathan Condo, Morelva Saeteros, Gustavo Caiza

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIMCIC 2020 - 11th International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics, Proceedings
EditorsRenata Maria Abrantes Baracho, Nagib C. Callaos, Suzanne Kay Lunsford, Belkis Sanchez, Michael Savoie
PublisherInternational Institute of Informatics and Systemics, IIIS
Pages102-107
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781950492251
ISBN (Print)9781950492251
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020
Event11th International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics, IMCIC 2020 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 10 Mar 202013 Mar 2020

Publication series

NameIMCIC 2020 - 11th International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics, Proceedings
Volume1

Conference

Conference11th International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics, IMCIC 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period10/03/2013/03/20

Keywords

  • Artificial Vision
  • Electronic Cane
  • Location Detection
  • Ultrasonic Sensor
  • Smartphones
  • WiFi signaling
  • Occupancy detection

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