Public Transport Information System for Visually Impaired and Blind People

  • Michał Markiewicz
  • Marek Skomorowski
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-16472-9_30

Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 104)
Cite this paper as:
Markiewicz M., Skomorowski M. (2010) Public Transport Information System for Visually Impaired and Blind People. In: Mikulski J. (eds) Transport Systems Telematics. TST 2010. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 104. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

This paper presents an assistive system for the visually impaired and blind people which helps them using public transport means. The proposed system uses mobile phones as a medium for passenger information system and GPS (Global Positioning System), GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) and Bluetooth technologies for location and communication purposes. In the proposed system sound messages are given to the blind people via mobile phones which have dedicated software installed. This system has been implemented and tested in public transport in two pilot cities.

Keywords

Visually impaired blind people public transport mobile phones 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michał Markiewicz
    • 1
  • Marek Skomorowski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Computer ScienceJagiellonian UniversityKrakówPoland

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