Mobile crowd assisted navigation for the visually impaired

Greg Olmschenk, Christopher Yang, Zhigang Zhu, Hanghang Tong, William H. Seiple

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Abstract

The World Health Organization estimates that 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide: 39 million are blind and 246 million have low vision. In order to improve the overall situation without having the user feel encumbered, our Crowd Assisted Navigation app is designed for smartphones (including both iPhones and Android phones), which are by far the most commonly used mobile devices among those with low vision. Many individuals would rather forget their wallets at home than their phones. A smartphone is easily accessible and its use does not attract undue attention towards the user's need of aid for his/her disability. The app's primary objective is to assist a visually impaired or blind user in navigating from point A to point B through reliable directions given from an online community. The phone is able to stream live video to a crowd of sighted users through our website. The crowd is then able to give directions from the website with the push of one of the four arrow keys, indicating either left, right, forward, or stop. The aggregation of these directions will be relayed back to the user by audio.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Advanced and Trusted Computing, 2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Cloud and Big Data Computing, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Internet of People and Associated Symposia/Workshops, UIC-ATC-ScalCom-CBDCom-IoP 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages324-327
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781467372114
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 20 2016
EventProceedings - 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Advanced and Trusted Computing, 2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Cloud and Big Data Computing, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Internet of People and Associated Symposia/Workshops, UIC-ATC-ScalCom-CBDCom-IoP 2015 - Beijing, China
Duration: Aug 10 2015Aug 14 2015

Other

OtherProceedings - 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Advanced and Trusted Computing, 2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Cloud and Big Data Computing, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Internet of People and Associated Symposia/Workshops, UIC-ATC-ScalCom-CBDCom-IoP 2015
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period8/10/158/14/15

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Smartphones
Application programs
Websites
Low Vision
Navigation
Mobile devices
Agglomeration
Health
Equipment and Supplies
Direction compound
Smartphone
Android (operating system)

Keywords

  • Assistive technology
  • Crowd sourcing
  • Mobile
  • Navigation
  • Visually impaired

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Health Informatics

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Olmschenk, G., Yang, C., Zhu, Z., Tong, H., & Seiple, W. H. (2016). Mobile crowd assisted navigation for the visually impaired. In Proceedings - 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Advanced and Trusted Computing, 2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Cloud and Big Data Computing, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Internet of People and Associated Symposia/Workshops, UIC-ATC-ScalCom-CBDCom-IoP 2015 (pp. 324-327). [7518247] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/UIC-ATC-ScalCom-CBDCom-IoP.2015.69

Mobile crowd assisted navigation for the visually impaired. / Olmschenk, Greg; Yang, Christopher; Zhu, Zhigang; Tong, Hanghang; Seiple, William H.

Proceedings - 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Advanced and Trusted Computing, 2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Cloud and Big Data Computing, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Internet of People and Associated Symposia/Workshops, UIC-ATC-ScalCom-CBDCom-IoP 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. p. 324-327 7518247.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Olmschenk, G, Yang, C, Zhu, Z, Tong, H & Seiple, WH 2016, Mobile crowd assisted navigation for the visually impaired. in Proceedings - 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Advanced and Trusted Computing, 2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Cloud and Big Data Computing, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Internet of People and Associated Symposia/Workshops, UIC-ATC-ScalCom-CBDCom-IoP 2015., 7518247, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 324-327, Proceedings - 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Advanced and Trusted Computing, 2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Cloud and Big Data Computing, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Internet of People and Associated Symposia/Workshops, UIC-ATC-ScalCom-CBDCom-IoP 2015, Beijing, China, 8/10/15. https://doi.org/10.1109/UIC-ATC-ScalCom-CBDCom-IoP.2015.69
Olmschenk G, Yang C, Zhu Z, Tong H, Seiple WH. Mobile crowd assisted navigation for the visually impaired. In Proceedings - 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Advanced and Trusted Computing, 2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Cloud and Big Data Computing, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Internet of People and Associated Symposia/Workshops, UIC-ATC-ScalCom-CBDCom-IoP 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2016. p. 324-327. 7518247 https://doi.org/10.1109/UIC-ATC-ScalCom-CBDCom-IoP.2015.69
Olmschenk, Greg ; Yang, Christopher ; Zhu, Zhigang ; Tong, Hanghang ; Seiple, William H. / Mobile crowd assisted navigation for the visually impaired. Proceedings - 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, 2015 IEEE 12th International Conference on Advanced and Trusted Computing, 2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on Scalable Computing and Communications, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Cloud and Big Data Computing, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Internet of People and Associated Symposia/Workshops, UIC-ATC-ScalCom-CBDCom-IoP 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2016. pp. 324-327
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