TITLE

SMART WEARABLE PROTOTYPE FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED

AUTHOR(S)
Sundaresan, Yokesh Babu; Kumaresan, P.; Gupta, Saurabh; Sabeel, Waseem Ali
PUB. DATE
June 2014
SOURCE
Journal of Engineering & Applied Sciences;Jun2014, Vol. 9 Issue 6, p929
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Visually impaired individuals have relied on a variety of techniques to actively participate in society. There are many available technologies both wearable and non-wearable to assist them. These either provide them assistance in walking, or some help them to recognize things by audio or touch feedback. Our approach is to provide a low-cost wearable assistive system which can not only help blinds to navigate freely, but also tells them the time. The system will also enable a distant mobile user to monitor body vitals of the blind person and in case of any emergency the blind can call him with just one press of a button. So overall, the system provides not only aids to the blind, but also to his/her family members.
ACCESSION #
96709046

 

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