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RoBoGa: Virtual guide system for blind people

contact: prof. Giovanni Boschetti
centre: UniPd - DIMEG
start: 2001
Topic: Medicals
Project: VIRTMEN


RoBoGa is an obstacle avoidance device for blind people. The system is made up of an electromagnetic tracking device for blind man head pose estimation, a desktop computer for data processing and three little vibrating actuators placed on blind's head (only the first version of the RoBoGa used a couple of headphones to guide the man). The system proved itself to be effective in guiding the man throughout known environments and is very easy to use.


Publications

G. Boschetti, P. Gallina, G. Rosati, A. Rossi, and V. Zanotto
ROBOGA: an obstacle avoidance system for blind people
In Proceedings of IASTED Intenational Conference on Biomedical Engineering BioMED2003, pages 237-242, Salzburg, Austria, June 2003

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