|University of Colombo School of Computing
People with complete blindness often have a difficult time self-navigating outside well-known environments as well as unknown environments . As an example let’s take an incident of road crossing . Blind people want to cross the road and there is no option to get to know whether there is a road crossing nearby . So our team hopes to deliver a solution improving the walking stick letting them know early that they will come across a crossing 50m forward.
Within our implementation we hope to optimize the safety of the blind person as well as the comfort of the vehicle drivers . According to our solution we can convert a blind person in to a normal road crosser making them feel they are not extra ordinary person anymore . After the implementation those people don’t need support from another people when they cross a road by a road crossing.
Blind people must learn every detail about the external environment . But this is not a practical solution when it comes to an unknown environment . So as the second implementation we are going to implement a new walking stick for blind people that senses a bus stand is near by and the above mentioned road crossing criteria is allocated for this implementation as well helping them.