Path Guidance System For Blind People

Badri Narayan Mohapatra, Rashmita Mohapatra, Prangya Panda


A smart device like raspberry Pi, which can be smartly programmed and provides the best guidance by providing necessary help to a blind person. This is a very safe and robust guidance system which helps many blind travelers with no worry about any obstacles on their moving path. So that it is easy for blind persons to travel and move independently to any unfamiliar environments. We have proposed one suitable device which warns the user regarding obstacles. Ultrasonic sensor plays an important role that it measures the distance from objects. This assistance device may help independent and more self-sufficient for impaired and blind people. It supports unfamiliar routes also for unknown destinations with the help of safe and effective navigation device, connection with GPS. The great potential with high reliability and its accuracy make a friendly environment to visually impaired people. Different types of navigations are there like acceleration based navigation and velocity based navigation as well as position based navigation. Here actually navigation refers one place to another for a purposeful process.

Full Text:



Ikbal, Md Allama, Faidur Rahman, Md Ripon Ali, M. Hasnat Kabir, and Hidemitsu Furukawa. "Smart walking stick for blind people: an application of 3D printer." In Nanosensors, Biosensors, Info-Tech Sensors and 3D Systems 2017, vol. 10167, p. 101670T. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2017.

Patel, Samir, Amit Kumar, Pradeep Yadav, Jay Desai, and Dipali Patil. "Smartphone-based obstacle detection for visually impaired people." In 2017 International Conference on Innovations in Information, Embedded and Communication Systems (ICIIECS), pp. 1-3. IEEE, 2017.

Dhod, Rahul, Gurmohan Singh, Gagandeep Singh, and Manjit Kaur. "Low cost GPS and GSM based navigational aid for visually impaired people." Wireless Personal Communications92, no. 4 (2017): 1575-1589.

Takizawa, Hotaka, Kazunori Orita, Mayumi Aoyagi, Nobuo Ezaki, and Shinji Mizuno. "A spot reminder system for the visually impaired based on a smartphone camera." Sensors17, no. 2 (2017): 291.

Krishnan, Akhilesh, G. Deepakraj, N. Nishanth, and K. M. Anandkumar. "Autonomous walking stick for the blind using echolocation and image processing." In 2016 2nd International Conference on Contemporary Computing and Informatics (IC3I), pp. 13-16. IEEE, 2016.

Mohapatra, Saurav, Sub ham Rout, Varun Tripathi, Tanish Saxena, and Yepuganti Karuna. "Smart Walking Stick for Blind Integrated with SOS Navigation System." In 2018 2nd International Conference on Trends in Electronics and Informatics (ICOEI), pp. 441-447. IEEE, 2018.

Shrivastava, Prasun, Praveen Anand, Akash Singh, and V. Sagar. "Medico stick: An ease to blind & deaf." In 2015 2nd International Conference on Electronics and Communication Systems (ICECS), pp. 1448-1452. IEEE, 2015.

Batterman, Jared M., Vincent F. Martin, Derek Yeung, and Bruce N. Walker. "Connected cane: tactile button input for controlling gestures of iOS voiceover embedded in a white cane." Assistive Technology 30, no. 2 (2018): 91-99.

Vanitha, M., A. Rajiv, K. Elangovan, and S. Vinoth Kumar. "A Smart walking stick for visually impaired using Raspberry pi." International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics 119, no. 16 (2018): 3485-3489.

Benjamin, J. Malvern, and Nazir A. Ali. "An improved laser cane for the blind." In Quantitative Imagery in the Biomedical Sciences II, vol. 40, pp. 101-105. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 1974.

Shoval, Shraga, Johann Borenstein, and Yoram Koren. "The navbelt-a computerized travel aid for the blind." In Proceedings of the RESNA Conference, pp. 13-18. 1993.

Shoval, Shraga, Johann Borenstein, and Yoram Koren. "The Navbelt-A computerized travel aid for the blind based on mobile robotics technology." IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering 45, no. 11 (1998): 1376-1386.

Kang, Sung-Jae, Young Ho, and In Hyuk Moon. "Development of an intelligent guide-stick for the blind." In Proceedings 2001 ICRA. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (Cat. No. 01CH37164), vol. 4, pp. 3208-3213. IEEE, 2001.

Saaid, Mohammad Farid, Ismarani Ismail, and Mohd Zikrul Hakim Noor. "Radio frequency identification walking stick (RFIWS): A device for the blind." In 2009 5th International Colloquium on Signal Processing & Its Applications, pp. 250-253. IEEE, 2009.

Mahmud, Mohammad Hazzaz, Rana Saha, and Sayemul Islam. "Smart walking stick-an electronic approach to assist visually disabled persons." International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research 4, no. 10 (2013): 111-114.

Shrivastava, Prasun, Praveen Anand, Akash Singh, and V. Sagar. "Medico stick: An ease to blind & deaf." In 2015 2nd International Conference on Electronics and Communication Systems (ICECS), pp. 1448-1452. IEEE, 2015.

Nada, Ayat A., Mahmoud A. Fakhr, and Ahmed F. Seddik. "Assistive infrared sensor based smart stick for blind people." In 2015 Science and Information Conference (SAI), pp. 1149-1154. IEEE, 2015.

Kartika, Linda, Gita Indah Hapsari, and Giva Andriana Mutiara. "Smart-Cane for The Blind with Wind Direction Position based-on Arduino." In ASAIS. 2015.

Kalischewski, Kathrin, Daniel Wagner, Jörg Velten, and Anton Kummert. "Orientation and positioning with inertial sensors for walking frame guidance." In 2015 IEEE 9th International Workshop on Multidimensional (nD) Systems (nDS), pp. 1-5. IEEE, 2015.

Sahoo, Nilima, Hung-Wei Lin, and Yeong-Hwa Chang. "Design and Implementation of a Walking Stick Aid for Visually Challenged People." Sensors 19, no. 1 (2019): 130.

Dey, Naiwrita, Ankita Paul, Pritha Ghosh, Chandrama Mukherjee, Rahul De, and Sohini Dey. "Ultrasonic Sensor Based Smart Blind Stick." In 2018 International Conference on Current Trends towards Converging Technologies (ICCTCT), pp. 1-4. IEEE, 2018.



  • There are currently no refbacks.

Abava   FRUCT 2019

ISSN: 2307-8162