Virtual Assistant for the Blind

Isshita Borkar, Prof. Asma Shaikh, Snehal Jadhav, Vaishnavi Khandade, Bhakti Nagpure
2022 International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology  
Abstract: In this world, certain people are visually impaired and they face a lot of problems while doing thereday-to-day work. Physical movement is one of the biggest challenges for the visually impaired. People with complete blindness or low vision often have a difficult time in self-navigating unfamiliar environments. Hencethis work is aiming for developing a device which will help them as their personal assistant. The goal of the present project is to model an object detector to detect
more » ... ts for visually impaired people and other commercial purposes by recognizing the objects at a particular distance. The object recognition deep learning model utilizes the You Only Look Once(YOLO) algorithm and a voice announcement is synthesized using text-to-speech (TTS) to make it easier for the blind to get information about objects. This system proposes conglomeration of technologies like Image processing, Speech processing etc, so the problems faced by blind people can be reduced to certain extent. Object recognition methods in computer vision, Image processing, Text to Speech conversion can be embedded in a single object : SMART GLASSES (spectacles)
doi:10.22214/ijraset.2022.48401 fatcat:hnwo3xgcxfe33juuvcpwvovyre