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Design and fabrication of an intelligent walking staff for visually impaired subjects

Olanrewaju, Rashidah Funke and Mohd Radzi, Muhammad Luqman Azzaki and Rehab, Mariam and Fajingbesi, Fawwaz Eniola (2018) Design and fabrication of an intelligent walking staff for visually impaired subjects. Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 10 (1). pp. 266-270. ISSN 2502-4752

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Abstract

The joy we derive from our ability to commute and interact freely with the world as a result of our possession of sight with the naked eyes are enormous however the Visually impaired people find great difficulty in moving around freely without a human guide, especially in a new terrain. This research reports the design and fabrication process of an intelligent walking staff (iWalk) specially designed for the visually disabled individuals to argument their loss of sight, improve and ease their navigation. iWalk was designed around water and ultrasonic sensors to detect obstacles and water ahead. iWalk also has a wireless RF remote control buzzer for localization and detection in case it gets misplaced. The proposed system operability and efficiency was adequately tested using physical dataset composed of randomized locations with random obstacles and water. The proposed algorithm achieves an overall efficiency of 90% detection rate for water and ultrasonic sensor and 85.75% for the RF wireless remote control.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6796/64161
Uncontrolled Keywords: Walking Staff; Visually Impaired; Ultrasonic Sensor; Water Sensor Wireless RF Remote Control
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV40 Social service. Social work. Charity organization and practice
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Rashidah Funke Olanrewaju
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2018 10:24
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2018 10:24
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/64161

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