An Ultrasonic Blind Guidance System for Street Crossings

  • Satoshi Hashino
  • Sho Yamada
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6180)


This paper addresses the technical feasibility of a guidance system based on ultrasonic sensors to aid visually impaired people to cross a road easily and safely. A computer processes ultrasonic signals emitted by a transmitter, which is carried by the impaired user, and provides real-time information on the direction and distance to keep user on the correct track. Instead of time of flight, the system estimates user position by the order of received ultrasonic signals at multiple receivers. Experimental results are presented to discuss feasibility of this method.


guidance system ultrasonic sensor cross-correlation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Satoshi Hashino
    • 1
  • Sho Yamada
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceTokyo University of TechnologyTokyoJapan

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