Electronic Shoe: To Assist Visually Impaired


  • Grace Juliet Jennifer, Harshitha U Y, Prabhakar M, Harshini V S


The greatest things conquered on the earth are not with the eyes, but through the vision built on it. According to the WHO 2019 survey report globally it is estimated that 2.2 billion people suffer from vision impairment or blindness. The rapid growth of the technology which has placed its strongest footstep in every field has played a vital role in assisting the blind people to communicate with the real world independently by voice guidance. In this research “Electronic Shoe to assist visually impaired” that helps in obstacle detection using ultrasonic sensors and water detection using moisture sensors.  The Webcam captures the text in the image and converts it into speech by using OCR (Optical Character Recognition) algorithm and object identification using YOLO Classifier. Accelerometer is used for recognizing whether the person is in an emergency situation and sends an SMS alert through twilio to the authorized person and GPS in the android application will be utilized for navigation purposes during the emergency situation.

 Keywords: Obstacle detection, visually impaired, Assistive application, YOLO Classifier, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), Twilio.