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State of the art review on walking support system for visually impaired people

Hossain, Eklas and Khan, Md. Raisuddin and Muhida, Riza and Ali, Ahad (2011) State of the art review on walking support system for visually impaired people. International Journal of Biomechatronics and Biomedical Robotics, 1 (4). pp. 232-251. ISSN 1757-6806 (O), 1757-6792 (P)

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The technology for terrain detection and walking support system for blind people has rapidly been improved the last couple of decades but to assist visually impaired people may have started long ago. Currently, a variety of portable or wearable navigation system is available in the market to help the blind for navigating their way in his local or remote area. The focused category in this work can be subgroups as electronic travel aids (ETAs), electronic orientation aids (EOAs) and position locator devices (PLDs). However, we will focus mainly on electronic travel aids (ETAs). This paper presents a comparative survey among the various portable or wearable walking support systems as well as informative description (a subcategory of ETAs or early stages of ETAs) with its working principal advantages and disadvantages so that the researchers can easily get the current stage of assisting blind technology along with the requirement for optimising the design of walking support system for its users.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3627/23418
Uncontrolled Keywords: electric assistive technologies; EATs; review; navigation system; walking support system; obstacle avoidance; visually impaired
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechatronics Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Raisuddin Khan
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2012 08:23
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2012 08:23
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/23418

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