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Tools and Technologies for Blind and Visually Impaired Navigation Support: A Review

Bineeth Kuriakose, Raju Shrestha, Frode Eika Sandnes
2020 IETE Technical Review  
The development of navigation tools for people who are visually impaired had become an important concern in the research area of assistive technologies.  ...  This paper gives a comprehensive review of different articles published in the area of navigation solutions for people who are visually impaired.  ...  TOOLS AND TECHNOLOGIES FOR NAVIGATIONAL SUPPORT Many research works were reported in the area of assistive navigation systems for people who are visually impaired.  ... 
doi:10.1080/02564602.2020.1819893 fatcat:7m7usqsizfgghgzec7mtw4v5qq

A Review on Path Selection and Navigation Approaches Towards an Assisted Mobility of Visually Impaired People

2020 KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems  
of visually impaired people.  ...  Advances in the technological landscape have given way to new solutions aiding navigation for the visually impaired.  ...  NavCog3 [71] [72] is a smartphone-based indoor navigation assistant for visually impaired people.  ... 
doi:10.3837/tiis.2020.08.007 fatcat:k3r6ceqxcbg7xkllthpox3ix3a

Feasibility of Interactive 3D Map for Remote Sighted Assistance [article]

Jingyi Xie, Rui Yu, Sooyeon Lee, Yao Lyu, Syed Masum Billah, John M. Carroll
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Remote sighted assistance (RSA) has emerged as a conversational assistive technology, where remote sighted workers, i.e., agents, provide real-time assistance to users with vision impairments via video-chat-like  ...  The study revealed that, compared to baseline RSA, the agents were significantly faster in providing navigational assistance to users, and their mental workload was significantly reduced -- all indicate  ...  Use of Computer Vision in Navigation for People with Visual Impairments Budrionis et al.  ... 
arXiv:2202.01365v1 fatcat:gmchbvc7znfphfxhqqrwmbpgyq

Accessible wayfinding and navigation: a systematic mapping study

Catia Prandi, Barbara Rita Barricelli, Silvia Mirri, Daniela Fogli
2021 Universal Access in the Information Society  
This paper presents a systematic mapping study of the scientific literature proposing devices, and software applications aimed at fostering accessible wayfinding and navigation in indoor and outdoor environments  ...  AbstractUrban environments, university campuses, and public and private buildings often present architectural barriers that prevent people with disabilities and special needs to move freely and independently  ...  Users with visual impairments Visually impaired people can be supported by novel technologies in indoor and outdoor pedestrian paths, with speech information that describe them the routes, the obstacles  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10209-021-00843-x fatcat:wy4tmz5cvjhjtcq3xawk5y3xd4

Mapping-based solutions for an improved accessibility in SNCF railway stations

David Sanz, Céline Durupt, Caroline Guérin, Nicolas Renoir, Coralie Reutenauer, Patrick Ung
2018 Zenodo  
Whilst crossing a railway station to take a train seems rather easy for most people, it can be an obstacle course for a lot, in particular for older and disabled people: How to avoid escalators and how  ...  Improving passenger's navigation in railway stations and building accessibility services need map databases which include accessibility-related information.  ...  Second study on visually and cognitive impaired people mobility The second study , dedicated to the mobility of visually and cognitive impaired people, was lead between 2015 and 2016 in collaboration with  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1483120 fatcat:4ghbvtltqrd2rp5wn5zqwgdhn4

Navigation Systems for the Blind and Visually Impaired: Past Work, Challenges, and Open Problems

Real, Araujo
2019 Sensors  
In line with this, smartphones and wearables with built-in cameras will then be indicated as potentially feasible options with which to support state-of-art computer vision solutions, thus allowing for  ...  Over the last decades, the development of navigation devices capable of guiding the blind through indoor and/or outdoor scenarios has remained a challenge.  ...  As an example of this line of work, the University of Utah launched an indoor Robotic Guide project for the visually impaired in 2003 [42] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/s19153404 pmid:31382536 pmcid:PMC6696419 fatcat:3i7uedssqbe63gdgplimfrsfc4

An Experimental Investigation into Wayfinding Directions for Visually Impaired People

Nicholas A. Bradley, Mark D. Dunlop
2005 Personal and Ubiquitous Computing  
of contextaware navigation services for visually impaired people.  ...  in how sighted people [31] and visually impaired people [27] use landmarks to navigate.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00779-005-0350-y fatcat:xa7mgyy7tjb3tnmdinnarefeme

Blind Navigation: Technologies for Visually Impaired

Madhushree M, Sushmitha M, Manjunath C R | Soumya K N
2018 International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development  
Many surveys of various technologies of navigation system for visually impaired with their usefulness, design and working according to the requirement of blind people is conducted.  ...  In general, it can be summarized to those technologies supporting the visually impaired with basic analysis and application development.  ...  This framework is joined with the spatial cognizance highlights of the visually impaired and the ultrawideband remote situating innovation to get the exact area with the assistance of various vibration  ... 
doi:10.31142/ijtsrd13030 fatcat:7rw7x52hbvfnhkgvwskijo3sbe

Navigation and space perception assistance for the visually impaired: The NAVIG project

S. Kammoun, G. Parseihian, O. Gutierrez, A. Brilhault, A. Serpa, M. Raynal, B. Oriola, M.J.-M. Macé, M. Auvray, M. Denis, S.J. Thorpe, P. Truillet (+2 others)
2012 IRBM  
Navigation, especially in unknown areas, remains a major problem for the visually impaired (VI).  ...  abilities, and assist navigation.  ...  Acknowledgments This work was supported by the French National Research Agency (ANR) through the TecSan program (project NAVIG ANR-08-TECS-011) and the Midi-Pyrénées region through the APRRTT program.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.irbm.2012.01.009 fatcat:t7oyqv3pkvcjjor2b4mvki7rfy

Personal Shopping Assistance and Navigator System for Visually Impaired People [chapter]

Paul Chippendale, Valeria Tomaselli, Viviana D'Alto, Giulio Urlini, Carla Maria Modena, Stefano Messelodi, Sebastiano Mauro Strano, Günter Alce, Klas Hermodsson, Mathieu Razafimahazo, Thibaud Michel, Giovanni Maria Farinella
2015 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this paper, a personal assistant and navigator system for visually impaired people will be described.  ...  The detection, recognition and pose estimation of specific objects or features in the scene derive an estimate of user location with sub-meter accuracy when combined with a hardware-sensor pedometer.  ...  In the light of this data, systems that help with navigation in unfamiliar environments are crucial for increasing the autonomous life of visually impaired people.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-16199-0_27 fatcat:qykind2up5bjngwjwzj55bmbhe

Wayfinding Tools for People With Visual Impairments in Real-World Settings: A Literature Review of Recent Studies

Amy T. Parker, Martin Swobodzinski, Julie D. Wright, Kyrsten Hansen, Becky Morton, Elizabeth Schaller
2021 Frontiers in Education  
use while navigating indoors and/or outdoors in dynamic travel contexts.  ...  Within this investigation, we discovered some characteristics of participants with visual impairments, routes traveled, and real-world environments that have been included in recent wayfinding research  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors would like to acknowledge the American Printing House for the Blind for their partnership in support of the work presented in this paper.  ... 
doi:10.3389/feduc.2021.723816 fatcat:djb7fgsmwjcrjlvvq7m56fv5ni

Virtual Reality Technology for Blind and Visual Impaired People: Reviews and Recent Advances [chapter]

Neveen I. Ghali, Omar Soluiman, Nashwa El-Bendary, Tamer M. Nassef, Sara A. Ahmed, Yomna M. Elbarawy, Aboul Ella Hassanien
2012 Intelligent Systems Reference Library  
This chapter describes what best tools and practices in information technology to support disabled people such as deaf-blind and visual impaired people in their activities such as mobility systems, computer  ...  In this chapter, we investigate the effects of the virtual reality technology on disabled people such as blind and visually impaired people (VIP) in order to enhance their computer skills and prepare them  ...  support visually impaired people.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-23363-0_15 fatcat:yzwqf2o4rrcaledwjafnbwovly

A Systematic Review of Wearable Devices for Orientation and Mobility of Adults with Visual Impairment and Blindness

Aline Darc Piculo Dos Santos, Ana Harumi Grota Suzuki, Fausto Orsi Medola, Atiyeh Vaezipour
2021 IEEE Access  
Wearable devices have been developed to improve the navigation of blind and visually impaired people. With technological advancements, the use and research of wearable devices have been increasing.  ...  This systematic review aimed to explore existing literature on technologies used in wearable devices intended to provide independent and safe mobility for visually impaired people.  ...  Although recent studies are reporting the development and testing of wearable devices for the mobility of visually impaired people, there is a need for more robust evidence supporting the effectiveness  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3132887 fatcat:t3ote4iehvdlnglh3cv77bmuie

Wayfinding and Navigation for People with Disabilities Using Social Navigation Networks

Hassan A. Karimi, M. Bernardine Dias, Jonathan Pearlman, George J. Zimmerman
2014 EAI Endorsed Transactions on Collaborative Computing  
However, despite their popularity and widespread use, current wayfinding and navigation solutions often fail to address the needs of people with disabilities (PWDs).  ...  To achieve safe and independent mobility, people usually depend on published information, prior experience, the knowledge of others, and/or technology to navigate unfamiliar outdoor and indoor environments  ...  The authors also thank the many members of their research teams who assisted with different aspects of this work; notably, Ermine Teves, Satish Ravishankar, Dr. M. Beatrice Dias, and Dr.  ... 
doi:10.4108/cc.1.2.e5 fatcat:7wommontjvdflp4sr6edf3j4ry

Blind MuseumTourer: A System for Self-Guided Tours in Museums and Blind Indoor Navigation

Apostolos Meliones, Demetrios Sampson
2018 Technologies  
and visually impaired persons and groups (e.g., pupils), which has primarily addressed blind or visually impaired (BVI) accessibility and self-guided tours in museums.  ...  The presented Android application is effectively a Blind IndoorGuide system for accurate and reliable blind indoor navigation.  ...  This research work is supported by the Greek RTDI State Aid Action RESEARCH-CREATE-INNOVATE of the National Operational Programme Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2014-2020 in the framework  ... 
doi:10.3390/technologies6010004 fatcat:ejbvnwex4jdb5ldvhtk52hlhuq
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