Ray: Smart Indoor/Outdoor Routes for the Blind Using Bluetooth 4.0 BLE

Manuel Castillo-Cara, Edgar Huaranga-Junco, Giovanny Mondragón-Ruiz, Andree Salazar, Luis Orozco Barbosa, Enrique Arias Antúnez

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Abstract

This work describes the implementation of a cost-effective assistive mobile application aiming to improve the quality of life of visually impaired people. Taking into account the architectural adaptations being done in many cities around the world, such as tactile sidewalks, the mobile application provides support to guide the visually impaired through outdoor/indoor spaces making use of various navigation technologies. The actual development of the application presented herein has been done taking into account that the safety of the end user will very much depend on the robustness, accuracy and timeliness of the information to be provided. Furthermore, we have based our development on open source code: a must for applications to be adapted to the cultural and social characteristics of urban areas across the world.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)690-694
Number of pages5
JournalProcedia Computer Science
Volume83
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies, ANT 2016 and the 6th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology, SEIT 2016 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 23 May 201626 May 2016

Keywords

  • Beacon
  • blind
  • Bluetooth 4.0 BLE
  • indoor route
  • mobile devices
  • navigation
  • outdoor route
  • smart path
  • smart traffic light

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