Computer vision is a new approach to navigation aiding that assists visually impaired people to travel independently. A deep learning-based solution implemented on a portable device that uses a monocular camera to capture public objects could be a low-cost and handy navigation aid. By recognizing public objects in the street and estimating their distance from the user, visually impaired people are able to avoid obstacles in the outdoor environment and walk safely. In this paper, we created a dataset of public objects in an uncontrolled environment for navigation aiding. The dataset contains three classes of objects which commonly exist on pavements in the city. It was verified that the dataset was of high quality for object detection and distance estimation, and was ultimately utilized as a navigation aid solution. Dataset:https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7542910. Dataset License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International.
- computer vision
- deep learning
- navigation aid
- public object
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New Library Science Research from Faculty of Applied Sciences Discussed (Dataset of Public Objects in Uncontrolled Environment for Navigation Aiding)
Su Kit Tang, KA SENG CHOU & KEI LONG WONG
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