Review of machine vision-based electronic travel aids

Fei, Zixiang and Yang, Erfu and Hu, Huosheng and Zhou, Huiyu; (2017) Review of machine vision-based electronic travel aids. In: ICAC 2017 - 2017 23rd IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing. IEEE, GBR. ISBN 9780701702618 (

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Visual impaired people have navigation and mobility problems on the road. Up to now, many approaches have been conducted to help them navigate around using different sensing techniques. This paper reviews several machine vision- based Electronic Travel Aids (ETAs) and compares them with those using other sensing techniques. The functionalities of machine vision-based ETAs are classified from low-level image processing such as detecting the road regions and obstacles to high-level functionalities such as recognizing the digital tags and texts. In addition, the characteristics of the ETA systems for blind people are particularly discussed.


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