Ultrasonic Blind Walking Stick
Pranay Dipak Shende, Samyak Giridhar Patil, Pooja Bhanudas Pusalwar, Rachana Bhushan Shandangule
Ultrasonic sensor, Arduino ATmega328 Microcontroller, Mobility aid, Visually Impaired Person, Alarm system
The ultrasonic blind walking stick is an innovative assistive device designed to enhance the mobility and independence of visually impaired individuals. This smart cane integrates ultrasonic sensors, a microcontroller, and haptic feedback mechanisms to detect obstacles and provide real-time navigational assistance. The primary objective of this project is to offer a user-friendly, reliable, and affordable solution that surpasses traditional white canes in functionality. The system operates by emitting ultrasonic waves, which reflect off nearby objects and return to the sensors. The microcontroller processes these signals to determine the distance and position of obstacles within a defined range. Based on this data, the cane generates haptic feedback through vibrating motors, alerting the user to obstacles ahead, at the sides, or at ground level. Field tests indicate that the ultrasonic blind walking stick significantly improves spatial awareness and reaction times, allowing users to navigate complex environments with greater confidence and safety. The device is designed to be lightweight, durable, and easy to use, making it an ideal companion for visually impaired individuals seeking enhanced autonomy in their daily lives. In conclusion, the ultrasonic blind walking stick represents a substantial advancement in assistive technology, offering a blend of traditional mobility tools and modern sensor-based navigation to empower visually impaired users. Future developments aim to incorporate more advanced features such as voice assistance and smart connectivity to further enrich user experience.
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Unique Paper ID: 164866

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 10, Issue 12

Page(s): 2805 - 2811
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