An assisting model for the visually challenged to detect bus door accurately

Sreenu Ponnada, Praveen Kumar, Abhinav Dayal, Srinivas Yarramalle, Nagesh Vadaparthi, Jude Hemanth


Visually impaired individuals are increasing and as per global statistics, around 39 million are blind, and 246 million are affected by low vision. Even in India, as per the recent reviews, over 5 million visually challenged people are present. Authors performed a survey of some critical problems the visually challenged people faced in India from the centre for visually challenged (CVC) School established by UVSM Hospitals. Among the major problems identified through survey, most of these persons prefer carrying out their tasks independently, and depend on public transport buses for migration. However, critical sub-problems being faced include; bus door identification and identifying the bus route number accurately. This article aims to provide solutions in helping visually challenged individuals to identify exact bus that drives them to their destination, its door, bus number, and the path for boarding bus. A video sequence of current scenario would be sent to mobile, in which the actual processing of image is carried out. After the video sequence processing, generated output is a voice message that specifies the bus's location, door, and exact information of the bus number along the road path directly to the user using a wireless device aiming foa a low-cost solution.


bus door identification; number identification; visually challenged; voice message; wireless device;

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