Indoor Navigation System for Blind People Using VLC

Authors

  • S Subhash Reddy
  • Y Bhaskar Rao

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14419/ijet.v7i3.27.17659

Published:

2018-08-15

Keywords:

Indoor navigation, visible light communication, visually impaired people, and Location-based services.

Abstract

We propose an indoor navigation system that utilizes visible light communication technology, which employs LED lights and a geomagnetic correction method, aimed at supporting visually impaired people who travel indoors. To verify the effectiveness of this system, we conducted an experiment targeting visually impaired people. Although acquiring accurate positional information and detecting directions indoors is difficult, we confirmed that using this system, accurate positional information and travel direction can be obtained utilizing visible light communication technology, which employs LED lights, and correcting the values of the geomagnetic sensor integrated in a Smartphone.

                                                                                                                                       

 

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