Proceedings of the 7th Mathematics, Science, and Computer Science Education International Seminar, MSCEIS 2019, 12 October 2019, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Bluino: Blind Arduino Sensor to Assist Students with Visual Impairment

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.12-10-2019.2296372,
        author={Rossy Andini Herindra Putri and Annisa Fadhila Nur Fikriah and Diana Ayu Latifah and Shafa Rihadatul Aisy and Eliyawati  Eliyawati and Eka Cahya Prima},
        title={Bluino: Blind Arduino Sensor to Assist Students with Visual Impairment},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 7th Mathematics, Science, and Computer Science Education International Seminar, MSCEIS 2019, 12 October 2019, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={MSCEIS},
        year={2020},
        month={7},
        keywords={visual impairment bluino arduino ultrasonic sensor},
        doi={10.4108/eai.12-10-2019.2296372}
    }
    
  • Rossy Andini Herindra Putri
    Annisa Fadhila Nur Fikriah
    Diana Ayu Latifah
    Shafa Rihadatul Aisy
    Eliyawati Eliyawati
    Eka Cahya Prima
    Year: 2020
    Bluino: Blind Arduino Sensor to Assist Students with Visual Impairment
    MSCEIS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.12-10-2019.2296372
Rossy Andini Herindra Putri1, Annisa Fadhila Nur Fikriah1, Diana Ayu Latifah1, Shafa Rihadatul Aisy1, Eliyawati Eliyawati1, Eka Cahya Prima1,*
  • 1: Department of Science Education, Faculty of Mathematics and Science Education, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Bandung, Indonesia
*Contact email: ekacahyaprima@upi.edu

Abstract

People with visual impairment are part of our society who have the same rights as a citizen which has limited mobility. They need technology to help navigation. Arduino is a microcontroller-based technology that can be used as walking assistance. We hereby propose ‘Bluino’ as walking support for visual impairment students. It is equipped with an ultrasonic sensor HC-SR04 to detect an object within 50 cm, which will trigger the buzzer to produce sound. Bluino is packed into a custom box with a strap placed on the user's leg. Three students have evaluated this device. The result shows that the tool can detect an object or obstacle in front of them so they can avoid it. The sensor can detect an object up to 4 meters and 15 degrees measuring angle. They suggested improving Bluino by simplifying the model and enabling the sensor to detect holes.