Assairi, Bandar and Holmes, Violeta (2013) iShoes for blind and visually impaired people. In: Proceedings First International Conference on Technology for Helping People with Special Needs. ICHTP 2013 . Al-Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, pp. 10-15.

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This paper presents the development of an iShoes system for blind and visually impaired people. The iShoes system utilizes a microcontroller with sound output interfaced with ultrasonic sensors. The prototype system is designed to be specifically mounted on/in the shoes to aid navigation in urban routes. The ultrasonic transducers determine the range from an obstacle and then play an audio message to reflect the distance from the target. This system will assist blind and visually impaired people in navigating a path through an unfamiliar environment.
Keywords—Ultrasonic guidance system; ultrasonic sensors; blind, visually impaired; navigation

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