Cane Mounted Knee-Above Obstacle Detection and Warning System for the Visually Impaired

@inproceedings{Balakrishnan2007CaneMK,
  title={Cane Mounted Knee-Above Obstacle Detection and Warning System for the Visually Impaired},
  author={M. Balakrishnan and Kolin Paul and Ankush Garg and Rohan Paul and Dheeraj Mehra and V. Singh and P. V. M. Rao and Vishwas Goel and Debraj Chatterjee and Dipendra Manocha},
  year={2007}
}
There are numerous constraints that visually challenged people face in independent mobility and navigation. They primarily use the white cane as a mobility aid allowing them to detect close by obstacles on the ground. The detection of objects above knee height is almost impossible and is a major hindrance for them. In this work, we have reported the design and implementation of a detachable unit which acts to augment the functionality of the existing white cane, to allow knee-above obstacle… CONTINUE READING