A Smart Sticksor for Dual Sensory Impaired

  • L. Mary Angelin PriyaEmail author
  • D. Shyam
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes on Data Engineering and Communications Technologies book series (LNDECT, volume 35)


In day to day life, the community is majorly built around people without sensory impairment. This makes it difficult for physically challenged people to communicate and commute normally. The sign language used by the people who are sensory impaired at the same time cannot be under stood by normal people. Similarly, the world is too chaotic to be properly sensed through a normal helping stick. This difficulty can be addressed through the proper applications of modern technologies which have progressed enough for different applications. Therefore the solution is to develop a smart stick which assists people through sensory receptors and communicators. Its ability will include obstacle detection through a motor actuated ultrasonic sensor, intimation through a buzzer, LED-based alert system for another person specially for lowlight conditions and a combination of keypad and display for communications. This smart stick aims to alleviate some of the issues faced by physically challenged people and hence open up an opportunity for them to explore the modern world.


ARM LPC2138 with LPC Ultrasonic sensor Vibration motor Servo motor LED 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronics EngineeringRajalakshmi Engineering CollegeChennaiIndia

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