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Tactile & Inertial Patterns from a Long White Cane
2006 Edition, January 1, 2006 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

People who are blind usually understand their environment via a long cane with the cutaneous (tactile), kinesthetic and auditory modalities. We are currently interested in only how obstacle location is solely conveyed via tactile and kinesthetic information. Our...

Identification of Vibrotactile Patterns Encoding Obstacle Distance Information
2015 Edition, Volume 8, July 1, 2015 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

Delivering distance information of nearby obstacles from sensors embedded in a white cane - in addition to the intrinsic mechanical feedback from the cane - can aid the visually impaired in ambulating independently. Haptics is a common modality for...

Haptic stylus with inertial and vibro-tactile feedback
2013 Edition, April 1, 2013 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

In this paper, we introduce a novel stylus capable of displaying two haptic effects to the user. The first effect is a tactile flow effect up and down along the pen, and the other is a rotation effect about the long axis of the pen. The flow effect is based on the...

A Robotic Cane for Balance Maintenance Assistance
Volume PP - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

This paper proposes a robotic cane that helps users to stand and maintain their balance while standing and walking. The design is based on an inverted pendulum model, uses a smart omnidirectional wheel, and is linearized by the Lie algebra method (LAM) combined with a...

In Situ Cane Toad Recognition
2018 Edition, December 1, 2018 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

Cane toads are invasive, toxic to native predators, compete with native insectivores, and have a devastating impact on Australian ecosystems, prompting the Australian government to list toads as a key threatening process under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity...

Quantitative assessment of lower limb and cane movement with wearable inertial sensors
2016 Edition, February 1, 2016 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

Individuals with an age, injury, or disease-related mobility impairment often utilize a walking aid, such as a cane, to increase safety and stability during ambulation. Many individuals use a cane incorrectly and demonstrate altered gait patterns....

Two-Wheel Cane for Walking Assistance
2018 Edition, May 1, 2018 - IEEJ Industry Application Society

A hardware design and controller of two-wheel cane has been proposed in this paper. Our two-wheel cane has been designed to assist users in maintaining balance as they move. We validated the performance of the controller designed to stabilize the inverted pendulum's balance...

Sugar Cane Grading from Photos Using Convolutional Neural Networks
2019 Edition, October 1, 2019 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

Sugar manufacturing companies need up-to-date information about sugar cane condition in order to forecast sugar yield. However, the wide spatial distribution of cane fields in Thailand makes exhaustive surveys of sugar cane condition impractical. In this paper, we report on...

The Design Concept of Intelligent Guide Cane
2019 Edition, May 1, 2019 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

Some people are congenial blindness or visually impaired while the others are caused by acquired factors. One reason that results in poor vision or blindness is age. As people get old, the eyesight of people is destined to deteriorate. Normally, people with poor vision can only live in a...

Tactile Sensor on Cane Handle for Gait Phase Analysis
2019 Edition, October 1, 2019 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

Low cost devices such as accelerometers, gyroscopes, or force sensing resistors have been exploited to build wearable systems for gait analysis. These sensors are sometimes mounted on a cane if it is required. This paper proposes the use of a tactile sensor on the...

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