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IMPLEMENTATION OF SPEECH TECHNOLOGY IN

NAVIGATION AIDS FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED


Advisors :
1. Haryadi Amran Darwito, S.ST, MT
NIP. 197001021995121001
2. Reni Soelistijorini, B.Eng, MT
NIP. 197104281999032002

Abdul Fatah
1203131043

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Background

Limited information about environment for navigation

Inability of the visually impared on working

Need a navigation aid that provide confident and safe method of


navigation

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Objective

Help the blind to make it easier to receive navigation instructions


Helping the blind to know navigation directions
To help the blind know that have been arrived the destination of their
navigation

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Problems Formulation

How to process voice as input Raspberry Pi users to set the destination


?

How to give voice output distance information to user ?

How to provide information to the user that the system is ready for
use ?

How to provide voice output direction of the navigation information ?

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Problems Limitation

This system is implemented on navigation aids for the blind

Voice input as the destination has been determined in ITS area

The accuracy of the instruction depends on the accuracy of GPS

Using Google Speech API

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System Design
Obtacle Detection

Azimuth

Voice navigation
intructions

Voice Input

User data
location

Movement
user location

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How it works

User input voice


destinaton +
current location

Finish notification

Voice data
converted to text

Send user position

Route searching

Searching
coordinate
destination

Real-time
instruction

Route data
converted to
speech

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Reserch Test

System Test
Voice Recognition Accuracy
Detection information
Warning information about
obstacle and wrong way

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Progress

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Thank
You
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