Dynamic environment exploration using a virtual white cane

@article{Yuan2005DynamicEE,
  title={Dynamic environment exploration using a virtual white cane},
  author={Dan Yuan and Roberto Manduchi},
  journal={2005 IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR'05)},
  year={2005},
  volume={1},
  pages={243-249 vol. 1}
}
The virtual white cane is a range sensing device based on active triangulation, that can measure distances at a rate of 15 measurements/second. A blind person can use this device for sensing the environment, pointing it as if it was a flashlight. Beside measuring distances, this device can detect surface discontinuities, such as the foot of a wall, a step, or a drop-off. This is obtained by analyzing the range data collected as the user swings the device around, tracking planar patches and… CONTINUE READING
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