CHAITANYA K JAMBOTKAR, Bindu S Pagad, Namratha D Gaddad
Arduino, Color detection, TCS230, DF player
Blindness is the condition of poor visual perception, estimation from World Health Organization state that 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide, 39 million are blind and 246 million have low vision. A Blind person with proper training can function like any person with perfect vision, but there are the small things that can improve the quality of a blind person life, like color detection which is the focus of this project. Being able to detect color can help in many ways, like identifying colors of clothes or even identifying uniquely colored objects (e.g. paper money) and appreciating art. The project will help overcome challenges that visually impaired people face in daily basis, by creating a way to detect colors and providing unique biofeedback for each color. The proposed embedded system imbibes Arduino microcontroller which reads the RGB data from the color sensor TCS230 which when processed further classify the color based on the lookup table programmed within the controller. The color so identified is displayed along with the RGB combination and also audio feedback of the color identified is given using DF player interfaced with Arduino. During the testing the embedded system the success rate of identification of colors was found to be 93%.