EDAS (Smart Blind Cane) for Visually Impaired or Blind Individuals

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In our ongoing project, our aim is to assist blind and visually impaired individuals in navigating outdoor environments. We have developed an innovative system that combines digital curbstones, RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology, and specialized headsets. Our system aims to enhance independence and provide a seamless and personalized navigation experience for blind individuals.

At the core of our solution are discreetly embedded digital curbstones beneath the street surface. Equipped with advanced sensors and communication capabilities, these curbstones can detect the presence of a blind person's walking stick, ensuring optimal interaction. To facilitate this, we have designed the walking stick with an integrated RFID reader or transmitter.

When a blind individual with our specially designed walking stick comes near a digital curbstone, a remarkable connection is established. The curbstone instantly recognizes the RFID signal emitted by the walking stick, triggering seamless communication with our specialized headset or device worn by the blind individual.

In our system, blind individuals carry RFID cards uniquely associated with their personal information and preferences. These cards serve as keys to unlocking tailored guidance. By simply swiping or placing their RFID card near the digital curbstones, blind users initiate a magical interaction.

By harnessing the power of RFID technology, our curbstones swiftly identify the specific user and retrieve personalized information relevant to their unique navigation needs. With this knowledge, the curbstones seamlessly transmit auditory cues and information directly to the headset worn by the blind individual.

Imagine strolling down a city street, guided by a symphony of sounds. As you approach a digital curbstone, it recognizes you by reading the RFID card in your possession. Instantly, a soothing voice emanates from your headset, providing invaluable guidance. You hear precise information about nearby landmarks, intersections, or points of interest, effortlessly navigating the urban landscape. This is what our project offers blind individuals.

We have also integrated our solution with mapping and navigation systems to offer comprehensive turn-by-turn instructions. When the navigation feature is activated, the RFID card becomes a gateway to an immersive journey. The digital curbstones guide you with audio cues, announcing street names, distances, and landmark references at each step of the way.

By combining RFID technology, digital curbstones, and specialized headsets, we have revolutionized the navigation experience for blind individuals. Our system brings together innovation, personalization, and safety, empowering blind individuals to confidently explore the world around them.

Our aim is to ensure that our project remains at the forefront of assisting blind individuals, enhancing their mobility, independence, and quality of life.

With our system, we envision a future where the streets become a canvas of sound, guiding blind individuals on remarkable journeys and unlocking endless possibilities. Let us embark on this transformative path together towards a more inclusive world.

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  • ABOUT THE ENTRANT

  • Name:
    Dogus Yigit
  • Type of entry:
    team
    Team members:
    • Eda Mert
  • Software used for this entry:
    SolidWorks
  • Patent status:
    none