Speech Based Shopping Assistance for the Blind 

  • J. Farzana
  • Aslam Muhammad
  • A. M. Martinez-Enriquez
  • Z. S. Afraz
  • W. Talha
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8495)


Vision loss is one of ultimate obstacle in the lives of blind that prevent them to perform tasks on their own and self-reliantly. The blind are trusting on others for the selection of trendy and eye-catching accessories because self –buying effort lead them in such collection that is mismatch with their personalities and society style. That is why they are bound to depend upon on their family for shopping assistance, who often may not afford quality time due to busy routine. The thought of dependency rises lack of self-confidence in blinds, absorbs their ability to negotiate, decision making power, and social activities. Via uninterrupted speech communication, our proposed talking accessories selector assistant for the blind provides quick decision support in picking the routinely wearable accessories like dress, shoes, cosmetics, according to the society drifts and events. The foremost determination of this assistance is to make the blind liberated and more assertive.


Speech processing image processing knowledge based system wearable item selection visual impairment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Farzana
    • 1
  • Aslam Muhammad
    • 1
  • A. M. Martinez-Enriquez
    • 2
  • Z. S. Afraz
    • 1
  • W. Talha
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Engineering and TechnologyLahorePakistan
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceCINVESTAV-IPND.F. MexicoMexico

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