IoT 18(15): e4

Research Article

Innovative services for informing visually impaired persons in indoor environments

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.5-3-2019.156720,
        author={Dragan Peraković and Marko Periša and Ivan Cvitić and Luka Brletić},
        title={Innovative services for informing visually impaired persons in indoor environments},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Internet of Things},
        keywords={Ambient assisted living, Assistive technology, Enhanced Living Environments, Sensors, Wristband},
  • Dragan Peraković
    Marko Periša
    Ivan Cvitić
    Luka Brletić
    Year: 2018
    Innovative services for informing visually impaired persons in indoor environments
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.5-3-2019.156720
Dragan Peraković1,*, Marko Periša1, Ivan Cvitić1, Luka Brletić1
  • 1: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Department of Information and Communications Traffic, Vukelićeva 4, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
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Movement and informing visually impaired persons is difficult because mobile application solutions and services are unable to work in indoors environments (location based service using GPS technology). Main precondition for active participation in the daily living and needs of visually impaired persons is increased degree of mobility. The aim of this research is to increase the quality of life of visually impaired persons and the degree of mobility in indoor environments by applying modern information and communication technologies (Cloud Computing, Fog, IoT, AAL / ELE platform). User requirement will be used to define functionalities of service for informing visually impaired persons in the example of large retail chains. A conceptual system architecture model will be proposed for providing information service with the aim to provide real-time information to users. This research will also show simulation testing of the proposed architecture with Arduino Uno and Raspberry Pi 3 platforms for collecting information and informing end users.