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Situation-awareness White Cane Using a Mobile Device

  • Journal of The Korea Society of Computer and Information
  • Abbr : JKSCI
  • 2014, 19(11), pp.167-173
  • Publisher : The Korean Society Of Computer And Information
  • Research Area : Engineering > Computer Science

전동희 1 전준욱 1 백화현 1 Mikyeong Moon 1

1동서대학교

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ABSTRACT

A white cane is used by many people who are blind or visually impaired. The studies and developmentsin the field of smart electronic white cane have been progressed to improve walking safety of the visuallyhandicapped person. In this paper, we describe a situation-awareness white cane which support and guidewalking of the visually handicapped person by giving information of surrounding situation throughconnection of a white cane and a mobile device. There are easily accessible buttons in thesituation-awareness white cane. These buttons is connected with the mobile device by blue-tooth, so bypushing these buttons, the visually handicapped person can receive sound-guidance. As a result, thevisually handicapped person can walk more safely by getting more information of situation.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.