Real-Time Mobile Navigation Assistancein Unknown Indoor Environmentsfor Visually Impaired People Using A Monocular Camera

  • Yusuf Ali, Mohammed Talha Faiz, Prannoy Rakesh Mehta

Abstract

Aplethora of solutions have been developed to cater to the inability ofvisually-impairedpeople to perceive the environment in a natural and undeterred manner. Although such techniques provide visual assistance in open environments where highly accurate sensor modalities like global positioning systems (GPS) can prove to be a reliable source of information, they fail to perform consistently in unknown indoor environments. In this work, we propose a novel approach to perform real-time mapping of unknown indoor environments through non-intrusive mobile devices using only a single monocular camera. In addition, we focus on generating high-fidelity 2D occupancy grid maps from 3D point cloud data by seamless integration with the ROS middleware to provide real-time navigation assistance by leveraging existing standard motion planning algorithms.

Published
2020-05-15
How to Cite
Yusuf Ali, Mohammed Talha Faiz, Prannoy Rakesh Mehta. (2020). Real-Time Mobile Navigation Assistancein Unknown Indoor Environmentsfor Visually Impaired People Using A Monocular Camera. International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology, 29(08), 4583 - 4594. Retrieved from https://sersc.org/journals/index.php/IJAST/article/view/26592
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