Information communication assistive technologies for visually impaired people

Li Minn Ang, Kah Phooi Seng, Tee Zhi Heng

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    The information explosion era provides the foundation for a technological solution to enable the visually impaired to more independent living in the community. This paper first provides a review of assistive technologies for visually impaired people. Current technology allows applications to be efficiently distributed and operated on mobile and handheld devices. Thus, this paper also summarizes recent developments of assistive technologies in mobile interaction. It then presents the Wireless Intelligent Assistive Navigation Management System Using SmartGuide Devices for visually impaired people. The "SmartGuide" of the system is built as a standalone portable handheld device. The system is to assist blind and low vision people to walk around independently especially in dynamic changing environments. It also includes a camera sensor network to enhance monitoring capabilities for an extra level of security and reliability. Finally, the paper presents an improved system with some new designs involving mobile interaction.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSmart technologies
    Subtitle of host publicationBreakthroughs in research and practice
    Place of PublicationUnited States
    PublisherIGI Global
    Number of pages27
    ISBN (Electronic)9781522525905
    ISBN (Print)9781522525899
    Publication statusPublished - 2018


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