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Ultrasonic Sensor-Aided Intelligent Walking Stick for Visually Impaired1

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A. Allen Selvanayagam, R. Harish Kumar, S. Vidhya

Department of Biomedical Engineering,
VIT University,
Vellore 632014, India

A. Ganesh Prashanth

Department of Biomedical Engineering,
PSG College of Technology,
Coimbatore 641004, India

DOI: 10.1115/1.4033761Manuscript received March 1, 2016; final manuscript received March 17, 2016; published online August 1, 2016. Editor: William Durfee.

J. Med. Devices 10(3), 030928 (Aug 01, 2016) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-16-1087; doi: 10.1115/1.4033761 History: Received March 01, 2016; Revised March 17, 2016

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Fig. 3

Image of the designed walking stick

Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 2

Algorithm that controls the flow of work



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