Smart guide system to assist visually impaired people in an indoor environment

Z. H. Tee, L. M. Ang, K. P. Seng

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This paper presents a system to assist blind and low-vision people to walk around independently and safely in a university environment. Navigation is accomplished by providing speech guidance on their current location and navigation information on how to move to a particular location. The system utilizes RFID tags for localization to mark points of interest. A wireless sensor network (WSN) acts as the data transportation backbone. The system consists of a Windows and web-based graphical user interface (GUI) which allows remote monitoring by the caregivers and system administrators. Copyright.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-464
Number of pages10
JournalIETE Technical Review (Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, India)
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Assistive technology
  • Caregiver monitoring
  • Intelligent navigation
  • Visually impaired
  • Wireless sensor network

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