Electronic white cane with GPS radar-based concept as blind mobility enhancement without distance limitation

Suharsono Halim, Finna Handafiah, Ria Aprilliyani, Arief Udhiarto

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Abstract

The Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs, in July 2012, informed that the number of blind in Indonesia has been the largest among to the people with other disabilities. The most common tools utilized to help the blind was a conventional cane which has limited features and therefore it was difficult to be used as a mobilization tools. Moreover, the conventional cane cannot assist them or their family when the blind gets lost. In this research, we designed and implemented an electronic white cane with the concept of radar and global positioning system (GPS). The purpose of this research was to design and develop an electronic white cane which can enhance the mobility of the blind without distance coverage limitation. Utilizing ultrasonic sensors as a distance measurement and a servo motor as an actuator, the produced radar system is able to map an area with maximum distance and coverage angle of 5 meters and 180°respectively. The blind senses the obstacle around them from the vibration generated by five vibration motors. The vibration becomes more intense when the obstacle is detected closer. In addition, we implemented a GPS to monitor the blind's position and allow their family to find them easily when the blind need a help. Based on the tests performed, we have successfully developed an electronic white cane that can be a solution to improve the blind's mobility.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd Biomedical Engineering�s Recent Progress in Biomaterials, Drugs Development, and Medical Devices
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Symposium of Biomedical Engineering, ISBE 2017
EditorsRadon Dhelika, Yudan Whulanza, Ghiska Ramahdita, Praswasti P.D.K. Wulan
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735416253
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Feb 2018
Event2nd Biomedical Engineering's Recent Progress in Biomaterials, Drugs Development, and Medical Devices, ISBE 2017 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 25 Jul 201726 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1933
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference2nd Biomedical Engineering's Recent Progress in Biomaterials, Drugs Development, and Medical Devices, ISBE 2017
CountryIndonesia
CityBali
Period25/07/1726/07/17

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