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Insight on Electronic Travel Aids for Visually Impaired People: A Review on the Electromagnetic Technology

Emanuele Cardillo, Alina Caddemi
2019 Electronics  
This review deals with a comprehensive description of the available electromagnetic travel aids for visually impaired and blind people.  ...  For decades, different technologies have been employed for solving the crucial challenge of improving the mobility of visually impaired people, but a suitable solution has not yet been developed.  ...  Electromagnetic Aids for Visually Impaired and Blind People The idea of employing an electromagnetic system as an aid for visually impaired people is quite recent.  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics8111281 fatcat:54d5zhwboja2tcrpzjkmlmoyda

Smartphone-based computer vision travelling aids for blind and visually impaired individuals: A systematic review

Andrius Budrionis, Darius Plikynas, Povilas Daniušis, Audrius Indrulionis
2020 Figshare  
Given the growth in the numbers of visually impaired (VI) people in low-income countries, the development of affordable electronic travel aid (ETA) systems employing devices, sensors, and apps embedded  ...  in ordinary smartphones becomes a potentially cost-effective and reasonable all-in-one solution of utmost importance for the VI.  ...  When navigating an unknown route/track, you mostly use: r. White cane s. Electronic travelling aids (smartphone apps, navigation devices, etc...) t. Ask people around you for help 14.  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.12145401.v1 fatcat:ghgtphd5azeh3bn5r6famcjjr4

Electronic travel aid system for visually impaired people

P. S. Ranaweera, S. H. R. Madhuranga, H. F. A. S. Fonseka, D. M. L. D. Karunathilaka
2017 2017 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology (ICoIC7)  
A visually impaired person to survive the fittest in this world, the person must go through all the obstacles without the guidance of others.  ...  The main aim of this project is to provide an assistive technology used for the purpose of enhancing the mobility of the blind pedestrian which is commonly referred to as Electronic Travel Aid (ETA) and  ...  Results and Discussion The below figure shows the electronic travel aid for visually impaired people using sensors like ultrasonic sensor, light sensor, PIR sensor along with a panic alert switch and GSM-GPS  ... 
doi:10.1109/icoict.2017.8074700 fatcat:qhok5gizyfcqhiyutmpex3cuyq

Design and Evaluation of a Protocol to assess Electronic Travel Aids for Persons who are Visually Impaired

Else M. Havik, Frank J. J. M. Steyvers, Hanneke van der Velde, J. Christiaan Pinkster, Aart C. Kooijman
2010 Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness  
This study evaluated a protocol that was developed to assess how beneficial electronic travel aids are for persons who are visually impaired.  ...  ., project manager for orientation and mobility, Royal Visio, National Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired,  ...  Discussion The aim of the study was to develop and evaluate a two-phase protocol to assess how beneficial a particular electronic travel device is for people who are visually impaired.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0145482x1010400204 fatcat:cjcyywfj2rbnnhweoclhkthcfu

The Matching Fund Project for Practical Use of Robotic Travel Aid for the Visually Impaired

H. Mori, S. Kotani, K. Saneyoshi, H. Sanada, Y. Kobayashi, A. Mototsune, T. Nakata
2004 Advanced Robotics  
Destined to the visually impaired, Robotic Travel Aid (RoTA) acts as an intelligent cart, guiding people across the streets.  ...  In case of trouble, the robots communicates wirelessly with a Service Center, allowing to give extra information on the trajectory and adapt the navigational information system.  ...  RoTA is not for the visually impaired people who can walk with the long cane or the guide dog but for ones who cannot go outside without a helper.  ... 
doi:10.1163/156855304774195028 fatcat:gppsvfadfvbzrccy6hznd5lu44

Evaluation of the electronic long cane: improving mobility in urban environments

Marion Ann Hersh, Alejandro R. García Ramírez
2018 Behavior and Information Technology  
A standard approach to evaluating electronic travel for visual impaired people has not yet been developed and the most appropriate approach may depend on the objectives of the evaluation.  ...  A wide range of portable and wearable electronic travel aids have been developed to enable them to move around public spaces without a sighted guide.  ...  We are very grateful for their time, patience with our demands and sharing their experiences of using the cane with us.  ... 
doi:10.1080/0144929x.2018.1490454 fatcat:y7x4y4rjfzgyrhsjjedmbix22u

Wayfinding and Orientation by the Visually Impaired

Craig Zimring, John Templer
1983 Journal of Environmental Systems  
Whereas spatial disorientation is serious for able-bodied, sighted people, it is particuarly serious for the visually impaired.  ...  Twenty-four visually impaired people were tested. It was found that the noise the cane made when it struck the surface was the best predictor of detectability.  ...  Also, a few visually impaired people use electronic travel aids.  ... 
doi:10.2190/hjdk-607c-5mwt-h5vc fatcat:76ew2spkhngblgnjgoh2hkm7em

IGuide an Electronic Aid for Visually Impaired

Harshitha R, Sabha Aafrin Razvi, Sahana G, Shiva Shankaran A, D Mahesh Kumar
2019 Zenodo  
IGuide is a travel aid to help visually impaired to provide obstacle free path, wet floor detection and live location of the user.  ...  Evaluation of the IGuide on people with visual impairments has shown effectiveness and usefulness irrespective of the number of years of blindness.  ...  Echolocation framework for the visually impaired (ESB) is one of the travel aids that utilized customary eyeglass.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3354661 fatcat:lh6ygevvinamvmbe6bmc6f7rwi

Blindness and Travel

Arnold Auch
1949 Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness  
It must be remembered that the cane supplements the natural aids. The technique just described is for indoor travel. For travel out of doors, the cane is used differently.  ...  I i )r li- id Ic )n ce m us ) 0 , ID en ers lE- en ties led isic the vas her en- rhe usi- :hat the . It ther Iren m— now had •belt the this /hen iece. ■ the 5 for a In- .  ... 
doi:10.1177/0145482x4904300802 fatcat:hmzdl6gscvft3abk6ysefpsb6u


2013 International Journal of Electronics Signals and Systems  
This system navigates a visually impaired person by using information about GPS (Global Positioning system).  ...  In this navigation system, after setting the destination, position of user is obtained by GPS and a visually impaired user is guided along the predefined route.  ...  Figure 1 shows the system conception of the visually impaired walking with cane. To this cane, our GPS navigation device is attached.  ... 
doi:10.47893/ijess.2013.1116 fatcat:upxasxavi5ftxdxud4ww6mpgte

Robot vision for the visually impaired

Vivek Pradeep, Gerard Medioni, James Weiland
2010 2010 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition - Workshops  
We present a head-mounted, stereo-vision based navigational assistance device for the visually impaired.  ...  In order to extract and maintain orientation information for creating a sense of egocentricity in blind users, we incorporate visual odometry and feature based metric-topological SLAM into our system.  ...  the visually impaired.  ... 
doi:10.1109/cvprw.2010.5543579 dblp:conf/cvpr/PradeepMW10 fatcat:4ytdbvwyqjaynhsot7nevlkmee

Page 37 of Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness Vol. 41, Issue 2 [page]

1947 Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness  
Her teacher in foot travel is R. E. Hoover, who contributed an article on foot travel to the November issue of Outlook, for the Blind.  ...  First of all, they have aided in building up our self-confidence, with or without a cane. We have a more confident feeling inasmuch as it doesn’t seem as im¬ possible to get around by ourselves.  ... 

Page 216 of Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness Vol. 43, Issue 8 [page]

1949 Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness  
Part II Travel and the Cane Man in his evolutionary development is constantly waging a battle to control to a certain extent his environment.  ...  2i6 OUTLOOK FOR THE BLIND accept others as crutches to lean on. And the chances are that he will never get a positive mental attitude toward travel.  ... 

Visually Impaired System

Chetan Bulla, Sneha Potadar, Swati Kulkarni, Akshay Chavan, Sourabh Zutti
2020 Zenodo  
The Visually Impaired System (VIS) supports this process by providing key facilities a short-range system for detecting obstacles, a short-range system for identifying obstacles, a signboard recognition  ...  Visually disabled people find difficulties to travel or say navigate.  ...  Ultrasonic obstacle tracking used as a visual aid for the blind.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3903321 fatcat:4rkpqhqkqzharfm5kda7tvuise

Foot Travel via Hoover Cane Technique to Placement

Philip G. Trupin
1949 Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness  
The employable blind need a standardized cane technique for foot travel.  ...  Outlook, for the Blind, February 1947. pp. 31-36. ■‘Hoover, R. E. “Foot Travel at Valley Forge.” Outlook for the Blind, November 1946. pp. 246-251.  ... 
doi:10.1177/0145482x4904300412 fatcat:gbga6xvf3zcm5afcx4ujvrnmoy
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