Smart Cane for Helping Blind People

DOI: 10.14416/j.ind.tech.2022.06.002

Authors

  • Sopida Tuammee Department of Information and Production Technology Management, College of Industrial Technology, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok
  • Hathairat Ketmaneechairat Department of Information and Production Technology Management, College of Industrial Technology, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok
  • Chanlika Phetmaneeninsai Department of Information and Production Technology Management, College of Industrial Technology, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok
  • Podsawath Phansodte Department of Information and Production Technology Management, College of Industrial Technology, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok

Keywords:

Blind people, Smart cane, SMS alert, Application

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to develop and test the performance of a smart cane for helping blind people. In this research, we used an Arduino broad, Ultrasonic Sensor, Humidity Sensor, Bluetooth, a DC motor, a GPS application with a text-to-speech function, Arduino IDE and Android Studio with C++ and Java language to build and develop the smart cane for help blind people. After testing our smart cane for helping blind people, we found that it can alert blind people about obstructions within a radius of two meters and when the cane’s tip detects puddles in front, there is a vibration alert and a voice message to notify users as needed. Furthermore, the cane can send messages to contacts saved on their phones to ask for help by pressing the button on the cane to ask for help. The efficiency of the work of the cane’s functions can be considered 95.72% of the actual work system according to the set objectives.

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Published

2022-06-11

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บทความวิจัย (Research article)