How RFID Technology can Assist the Visually Impaired: The Sesamonet System

Marcello Barboni, Francesco Rizzo, Graziano Azzalin, Marco Sironi

Abstract

The Project’s objective is the development of an integrated system to increase mobility of people with disabilities and their personal safety and security, by identifying a secure path to walk through selected areas, particularly for people with visual disability. 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.

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in Harvard Style

Barboni M., Rizzo F., Azzalin G. and Sironi M. (2008). How RFID Technology can Assist the Visually Impaired: The Sesamonet System . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on RFID Technology - Concepts, Applications, Challenges - Volume 1: IWRT, (ICEIS 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-46-3, pages 142-148. DOI: 10.5220/0001733301420148


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iwrt08,
author={Marcello Barboni and Francesco Rizzo and Graziano Azzalin and Marco Sironi},
title={How RFID Technology can Assist the Visually Impaired: The Sesamonet System},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on RFID Technology - Concepts, Applications, Challenges - Volume 1: IWRT, (ICEIS 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={142-148},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001733301420148},
isbn={978-989-8111-46-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on RFID Technology - Concepts, Applications, Challenges - Volume 1: IWRT, (ICEIS 2008)
TI - How RFID Technology can Assist the Visually Impaired: The Sesamonet System
SN - 978-989-8111-46-3
AU - Barboni M.
AU - Rizzo F.
AU - Azzalin G.
AU - Sironi M.
PY - 2008
SP - 142
EP - 148
DO - 10.5220/0001733301420148