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A Low Cost and Enhanced Assistive Environment for People with Vision Loss

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Advanced Computing and Intelligent Technologies

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Usually, people with vision disabilities can be seen using white canes, which are static devices and are used for navigation around. The limitation of commonly used static mobility devices is their inability to perceive the surroundings around them. To provide a real-time visual experience to people with vision loss, a system with dynamic abilities is required. With this aim, in this paper, an advanced vision-enhancing architecture is proposed for visually impaired people to provide them a real-time experience of the surroundings along with navigation assistance through voice rendering. The framework of the proposed system is based on advanced technologies like IoT (Internet of Things), Machine learning, and Computer Vision. The proposed architecture is aimed to build a low-cost wearable device that will act as a guiding agent for a visually impaired person so that the individual can get to know about the things around with precision and ease both in an indoor as well as outdoor environment.

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Vashisth, T., Khareta, R., Bhati, N., Samsani, V.C., Sharma, S. (2022). A Low Cost and Enhanced Assistive Environment for People with Vision Loss. In: Bianchini, M., Piuri, V., Das, S., Shaw, R.N. (eds) Advanced Computing and Intelligent Technologies. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 218. Springer, Singapore.

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