A stereo auditory display for visually impaired

Wong , Hock Tze @ Farrah Wong Tze @ Farrah Wong and Nagarajan, Ramachandran and Sazali Yaacob and Ali Chekima and Belkhamza, Nour Eddine (2000) A stereo auditory display for visually impaired. In: IEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings (TENCON), 24-27 September 2000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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According to the source from World Health Organization (WHO) as of 1990, there are, approximately, 38 million people who are blind. This paper is reporting the progress of a funded research project in an attempt to invent Malaysia's very own Electronic Travel Aid (ETA). The research is to develop an auditory display system that converts picture to sound in order to aid the blind in navigation. The experimental system consists of digital video camera, portable computer as well as earphones. The developed software functions as an extractor of data collected by the camera, processes and transforms the information into patterns of sound to indicate the presence of obstacle while user is navigating. Assessment for the system is currently being carried out at laboratory level and preliminary test has shown a success in interpreting the sound pattern generated. In future, the system is to be materialized as an integrated circuit.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Keyword: Software engineering, Video cameras, Auditory displays, Blind navigation, Electronic travel aids, ETA, Learning aids for handicapped persons
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA1-2040 Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA1501-1820 Applied optics. Photonics
Department: SCHOOL > School of Engineering and Information Technology
Depositing User: ADMIN ADMIN
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2012 11:20
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2014 16:04
URI: https://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/3429

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