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Open Access Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

An RGB-D Camera-based Travel Aid for the Blind

  • Open or Close Mu-Chun Su* and Wei-Jen Lin

    Department of Computer Science & Information Engineering, National Central University, Taiwan

    *Corresponding author: Mu-Chun Su, Department of Computer Science & Information Engineering, National Central University, Taiwan

Submission: April 23, 2018; Published: April 30, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/OABB.2018.01.000519

ISSN: 2578-0247
Volume1 Issue4

Abstract

In this paper, we present the application of an RGB-D camera in developing a travel aid for the blind or visually impaired people. The goal of the proposed travel aid is to provide the user with information about obstacles along the travelled path so he or she may walk safely and quickly in an unfamiliar environment. The performance of the travel aid greatly depends on whether the ground plane can be successfully detected. In this paper, we present a new approach to detecting the ground plane from a depth image. Two different experiments were designed to test the performance of the proposed travel aid.

Keywords: Travel aid; The blind; The visually impaired people; Assistive technology

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