Saturday, 13 October 2012

Smartphone based Guidance System for Visually Impaired Person

This post is about an android application based on my publication in the following conference:

International Conference on Image Processing Theory, Tools and Applications, Istanbul, Turkey

The publication is online now and can be found on the following link:
Smartphone based Guidance System for Visually Impaired Person
( Notice: You may require IEEE memebership in order to access this paper)

For demonstration the application can be downloaded from the following link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ar6g91u0hbvc6xb/GuidanceSystemBlind.apk

This application uses OpenCV 2.4.2 libraries for android. Therefore it requires installation of the following two packages from Google Play Store.

1. OpenCV Manager
2. OpenCV 2.4 pack armeabi-v7a neon

After installation of the above packages you can install and run the demo software.



The basic idea is to guide a visually impaired person in a straight path. More details can be found in the publication paper ( I will link it here soon )

The software has been tested and implemented using Google Nexus S (Android 4.1) mobile phones. It should work on other similar android smartphones without a problem.

Output of test sequences can be seen at following links:

Pedestrian Sequence
Highway Sequence
Hall Sequence

Video demonstration of the initial project implementation which involved the use of a robotic platform can be seen at:

Guidance System for the Visually Impaired - GSVI
GSVI v2.0 - Guidance System for the Visually Impaired v2.0 

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