Title: How RFID Technology Can Assist the Visually Impaired: the Sesamonet System
Citation: Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on RFID Technology - Concepts, Applications, Challenges p. 142-148
Publisher: INSTICC Press
Publication Year: 2008
JRC N°: JRC45165
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC45165
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The project's objective is the development of an integrated system to increase mobility of pepople with disabilities and their personal safety and security, by identifying a secure path to walk through selected areas, particularly for people with visual disabilioties. This is done through the use of mature and proven technologies (RFID, antennas, bluetooth, etc.) which only have to be integrated for this specific application. The system is based on 3 main components: a path made of transponders, a custom-designed walking cane and a smart phone. Each RFID tag is associated to a message or a small beep. The system describes the environment and warns the user if there is a potential danger such as a road crossing or a step.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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