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A Wearable RFID-Based Navigation System for the Visually Impaired
  • Fateme Zare ,
  • Paniz Sedighi ,
  • Mehdi Delrobaei
Fateme Zare
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Paniz Sedighi
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Mehdi Delrobaei
K. N. Toosi University of Technology

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Abstract

Recent studies have focused on developing advanced assistive devices to help blind or visually impaired people. Navigation is challenging for this community; however, developing a simple yet reliable navigation system is still an unmet need. This study targets the navigation problem and proposes a wearable assistive system. We developed a smart glove and shoe set based on radio-frequency identification technology to assist visually impaired people with navigation and orientation in indoor environments. The system enables the user to find the directions through audio feedback. To evaluate the device’s performance, we designed a simple experimental setup. The proposed system has a simple structure and can be personalized according to the user’s requirements. The results identified that the platform is reliable, power efficient, and accurate enough for indoor navigation.