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VIAssist: Assistance for the Visually Impaired

by Aparajita Marathe, Denson George, Rishi Malve
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 122 - Number 8
Year of Publication: 2015
Authors: Aparajita Marathe, Denson George, Rishi Malve
10.5120/21720-4864

Aparajita Marathe, Denson George, Rishi Malve . VIAssist: Assistance for the Visually Impaired. International Journal of Computer Applications. 122, 8 ( July 2015), 20-24. DOI=10.5120/21720-4864

@article{ 10.5120/21720-4864,
author = { Aparajita Marathe, Denson George, Rishi Malve },
title = { VIAssist: Assistance for the Visually Impaired },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { July 2015 },
volume = { 122 },
number = { 8 },
month = { July },
year = { 2015 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 20-24 },
numpages = {9},
url = { https://ijcaonline.org/archives/volume122/number8/21720-4864/ },
doi = { 10.5120/21720-4864 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
}
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%A Aparajita Marathe
%A Denson George
%A Rishi Malve
%T VIAssist: Assistance for the Visually Impaired
%J International Journal of Computer Applications
%@ 0975-8887
%V 122
%N 8
%P 20-24
%D 2015
%I Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Abstract

There has been a vast advancement in Computer Vision since its inception and it has been used for the ease and betterment of the visually impaired. In this paper, we propose a bus number recognition system which will assist the visually impaired to board the correct bus. The proposed work will be deployed on bus stops. It will consist of a camera, a processing unit and speakers. Once a bus is detected, the visually impaired will be notified that a bus is approaching through constant beeps. The video feed will be further processed and ultimately the bus number and the destination of the bus will be announced through the speakers. The buses in Maharashtra have bus numbers displayed in Devanagari script. Hence we store templates corresponding to the Devanagari bus numbers in the database. Various cities use different scripts, thus by changing the database of templates this system can adapt accordingly.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences

Keywords

VIAssist Speeded Up Robust Features (SURF) Algorithm Template Matching.