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An IMU and RFID-based navigation system providing vibrotactile feedback for visually impaired people

Loconsole, Claudio, Banitalebi Dehkordi, Maryam, Sotgiu, Edoardo, Fontana, Marco, Bergamasco, Massimo and Frisoli, Antonio 2016. An IMU and RFID-based navigation system providing vibrotactile feedback for visually impaired people. Presented at: 10th International Conference on Human Haptic Sensing and Touch Enabled Computer Applications (EuroHaptics 2016), London, England, 4-7 July 2016. Published in: Bello, Fernando, Kajimoto, Hiroyuki and Visell, Yon eds. Haptics: Perception, Devices, Control, and Applications: 10th International Conference, EuroHaptics 2016, London, UK, July 4-7, 2016, Proceedings, Part I. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI Springer Verlag, pp. 360-370. 10.1007/978-3-319-42321-0_33

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This paper presents the DOVI (Device for Orientation of the Visually Impaired) system, a new inertial and RFID-based wearable navigation device for indoor environments providing vibrotactile feedback to visually impaired people for reaching a target place. The DOVI system is based on sensor fusion techniques, allowing a precise and global localization of the pedestrian thanks to inertial measurements from accelerometers and gyroscope and passive RFID tags. The pedestrian is provided a haptic feedback through a vibrotactile bracelet, that can guide him/her through the correct path toward the target. The DOVI system is complementary to both those systems allowing the detection of mobile obstacles along the path and to other aids, such as the white cane or the guide dog.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISBN: 9783319423203
ISSN: 0302-9743
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2021 15:45

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