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A Camera-Based Mobility Aid for Visually Impaired People

Schwarze, Tobias and Lauer, Martin and Schwaab, Manuel and Romanovas, Michailas and Böhm, Sandra and Jürgensohn, Thomas (2015) A Camera-Based Mobility Aid for Visually Impaired People. KI - Künstliche Intelligenz, pp. 1-8. Springer. doi: 10.1007/s13218-015-0407-7. ISBN 0933-1875. ISSN 0933-1875.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13218-015-0407-7


We present a wearable assistance system for visually impaired persons that perceives the environment with a stereo camera system and communicates obstacles and other objects to the user in form of intuitive acoustic feedback. The system is designed to complement traditional assistance aids. We describe the core techniques of scene understanding, head tracking, and sonification and show in an experimental study that it enables users to walk in unknown urban terrain and to avoid obstacles safely.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/98831/
Document Type:Article
Title:A Camera-Based Mobility Aid for Visually Impaired People
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Schwarze, TobiasKarlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)UNSPECIFIED
Lauer, MartinKarlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)UNSPECIFIED
Schwaab, ManuelHahn-Schickard (HSG)UNSPECIFIED
Romanovas, Michailasmichailas.romanovas (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Böhm, SandraHuman-Factors-ConsultUNSPECIFIED
Jürgensohn, ThomasHuman-Factors-ConsultUNSPECIFIED
Date:15 October 2015
Journal or Publication Title:KI - Künstliche Intelligenz
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1007/s13218-015-0407-7
Page Range:pp. 1-8
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Althoff, Klaus-Dieterhttp://www.iis.uni-hildesheim.de/~althoffUNSPECIFIED
Hertzberg, Joachimhttp://www.inf.uos.de/hertzberg/UNSPECIFIED
Igel, Christianhttp://image.diku.dk/igelUNSPECIFIED
Series Name:Informatik
Keywords:Wearable navigation aid, Visual impairment, Binocular vision, Sonification
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Traffic Management (old)
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VM - Verkehrsmanagement
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Automated Aids for Safe and Efficient Vessel Traffic Process (old)
Location: Neustrelitz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Communication and Navigation > Nautical Systems
Deposited By: Romanovas, Michailas
Deposited On:09 Nov 2015 12:11
Last Modified:31 Oct 2020 04:35

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