Cloud based Voice Navigation Services for the Visually Impaired

Title : Cloud based Voice Navigation Services for the Visually Impaired
Published in : The 2nd International Conference on Interdisciplinary Research on Computer Science, Psychology, and Education (ICICPE’ 2018)
Author : Minsu Chae, DaeWon Lee, HwaMin Lee
Corresponding author : HwaMin Lee
Location : Aonang Villa Resort, Krabi, Thailand

Abstract
The number of visually impaired people is increasing worldwide. The most famous of the walking support system is the white cane. However, the white cane helps to detect obstacles, but most of the information necessary for walking is obtained by visual information. In this paper, we implemented cloud based voice navigation services for the visually impaired. Our smart cane supports directions guide that was obtained using the previous coordinates and the current coordinates. It is also important for the visually impaired to arrive safely. Each navigate score was set differently according to each coordinate situation. We calculated the route with the shortest and safety using cloud computing.

Acknowledgments
This research was supported by Next-Generation Information Computing Development Program and Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning (NRF-2017M3C4 A7083417 & NRF-2017R1A2B4010570).