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A vision-based system to detect potholes and uneven surfaces for assisting blind people

A Sridhara Rao, J Gubbi, M Palaniswami, E Wong

2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) | . | Published : 2016


© 2016 IEEE.Vision is one of the most advanced and important sensory input in humans. However, many people have vision problems due to birth defects, uncorrected errors, work nature, accidents, and aging. The white cane and guide dog are the most widely used means of navigation for the vision-impaired. With advancements in technology, electronic devices have been created using different sensors and technologies to help navigate the blind. Electronic Travel AIDS (ETAs) assist in navigating a person by collecting information about the environment and relaying this information in a form that allows a blind or vision-impaired person to understand the nature of the environment. However, there is ..

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