Blind Guide-An Outdoor Navigation Application For Visually Impaired People
Blind Guide is a breakthrough technology in navigational and rehabilitative aids for the blind and visually
impaired. It is designed to communicate physical location and object location using voice-based guide for users in order to
have easy mobilization. Ordinary route navigational systems in the outdoor environment are expensive and its manufacturing
is time consuming. Blind people are at extensive drawbacks as they regularly do not have the data which is required, while
passing obstacles and dangers. They generally have little information about data such as landmarks and self velocity
information. This blind Guide work goes for giving the route to blind persons, by designing a cost-effective and more
flexible navigation system. This allows them to move independently without any manual help or guidance. There are a few
advanced technologies which are now accessible in the market to cater the needs yet they have their own particular
drawbacks, thus one of the efficient solutions is to use embedded system. Blind Guide will be a powerful tool and it is very
helpful for visually impaired, in achieving fully independent navigation for those with vision loss and blindness to move
freely, safely, and independently.
Keywords— Physical Location, Object Location, Navigation, Voice-Based Guide, Cost-Effective.