Autonomous Navigation based on Binaural Guidance for People with Visual Impairment

Authors: Eduardo Carrasco, Estíbaliz Loyo, Oihana Otaegui, Claudia Fösleitner, John Spiller, Daniela Patti, Rafael Olmedo, Markus Dubielzig

Date: 19.09.2013

Assistive Technology: From Research to Practice, Assistive Technology Research Series


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Abstract

This work addresses the challenge of designing an effective, reliable and affordable navigation system for blind and visually impaired people (BVIP). Our contribution focuses essentially on the integration of accurate real-time user positioning data with binaural 3D audio based guiding techniques on mobile devices. The purpose is to produce a binaural navigation system that can be used to guide BVIP along pre-defined tracks. A preliminary prototype of this concept has been built and tested with 4 expert users obtaining encouraging results.

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author = {Eduardo Carrasco, Estíbaliz Loyo, Oihana Otaegui, Claudia Fösleitner, John Spiller, Daniela Patti, Rafael Olmedo, Markus Dubielzig},
title = {Autonomous Navigation based on Binaural Guidance for People with Visual Impairment},
journal = {Assistive Technology: From Research to Practice, Assistive Technology Research Series},
pages = {690-694},
volume = {33},
keywds = {

Blind navigation, binaural audio, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), Inertial Navigation System (INS), assistive technology


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abstract = {

This work addresses the challenge of designing an effective, reliable and affordable navigation system for blind and visually impaired people (BVIP). Our contribution focuses essentially on the integration of accurate real-time user positioning data with binaural 3D audio based guiding techniques on mobile devices. The purpose is to produce a binaural navigation system that can be used to guide BVIP along pre-defined tracks. A preliminary prototype of this concept has been built and tested with 4 expert users obtaining encouraging results.


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isi = {1},
date = {2013-09-19},
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