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Bus detection device for the blind using RFID application

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3 Author(s)
Noor, M.Z.H. ; Fac. of Electr. Eng., Univ. Teknol. MARA, Shah Alam ; Ismail, I. ; Saaid, M.F.

This paper outlines a bus detection mechanism for the blind in travelling from one place to another. In order to get transportation independently, the blind use auditory touched clues like walking stick or white cane. The limitation of the walking stick is that a blind person must come into close proximity with their surroundings to determine the location of an obstacle. For that basis, various devices have been developed such as the Sonicguide, the Mowat sensor, the Laser cane and the Navbelt. However, these device can only assist the blind at a pedestrian crossing. Therefore, the project is aims to develop a bus detection prototype using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) for the blind. The paper covers brief idea about the blind and RFID system, review relevant papers and summary of current research. The review of RFID system compare between families of auto-ID technology, the basic principle of RFID, the type of RFID tagging and the antenna characteristic. The summary of current research discussed about the development of prototype, the database system, the output mechanism and integration between hardware and software. Database management will provided. The information such as bus route, final destination and bus number are also provided. This paper also describes the future work intended to be done.

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Signal Processing & Its Applications, 2009. CSPA 2009. 5th International Colloquium on

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6-8 March 2009