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IJSTR >> Volume 9 - Issue 9, September 2020 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Applying The Internet Of Things, Speech Recognition And Apriori Algorithm For Improving The Walking Stick To Help Navigate For The Blind Person

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AUTHOR(S)

Sumitra Nuanmeesri, Lap Poomhiran

 

KEYWORDS

Apriori algorithm, Blind person, Internet of Things, Navigation, Speech recognition, Walking stick

 

ABSTRACT

The objective of the article is to propose a prototype of the development of the walking stick to be used as a navigation tool for the blind based on the internet of things devices that work in concert with the speech-to-text technology and Google Maps API. By using the Apriori algorithm to recommend the walking routes that are suitable for the user persona. The results of testing the efficiency of the route recommendation for each trip from the behavior of using the walking stick of thirty-three people over thirty days showed that the accuracy of walking route recommendation was 98.81%. Moreover, the walking stick for the blind persons was evaluated with the black box testing by nine experts and thirty-three volunteers who are blind people. The findings revealed that the users acknowledged the walking stick for blind navigation with the average mean value at 4.53 and standard deviation at 0.51 by experts, and the average mean value at 4.62 with standard deviation at 0.49 by the volunteers. Furthermore, the acceptance of the walking stick system has a high consensus. Therefore, it can be concluded that the development of the walking stick to help navigate for blind people is acceptable and can be used in daily life at the highest level; with the new technology and innovations, it is possible to improve and facilitate daily life more effectively.

 

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