Smart Vision Goggles for Blinds

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Smart Vision Goggles for Blinds

ABSTRACT

In this project, we are making a wearable device to help visually impaired people in a social interaction. It is one of the most demanding tasks for the people who are blind or have low vision to recognise in a various social interactions. To identify the people recognition through voice is the most commonly used method but in this project we are adding some more features like use of Amazon Rekognition that is used for identify classmates, friends and relatives by giving a message on earphone to give notification to the user and has a facility to tag image by giving some identity or complete information for new people. If the same people appear in front of the user then the complete information of a person is given as a message on an earphone. We place any book or newspaper in front of the camera, it will capture the image and process it and speech synthesis converts that text into speech. This way, user can also take advantage of this device when he/she wants to read any newspaper or book. This proposed device supports the blind in every way to recognise people, read everything and it also makes them independent.

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OVERVIEW

Could you imagine the life of a blind person? It is very difficult for them to live alone and they are totally depending on their care-givers. So that’s why we just want to help those people by making “Smart Vision goggles for blind” project using Amazon Rekognition and Raspberry Pi which is the best way to help the bind or low vision people to recognise the things and become self- dependent. We did the deep research about this project on various resources like research databases, books and other internet resources. In this project, these smart goggles helps the people to walk alone, live their life independently by taking inputs through an Amazon rekognition service and providing response to the blind person through headphones. So, visually impaired people can be trained to visualize the various objects. Smart goggles can be worn in front of the eyes same as other normal goggles, but the difference is just that it is a smart computing gadget.

Our project has two scopes:-

1)      Image Detection and Recognition

2)      Smart Reader and IR Obstacle Detection

Block diagram of smart vision goggles for blind project:-

Image Detection and Recognition: – In this scope of our project, we are using Amazon Rekognition which can be used for identifying classmates, friends and relatives and information can be heard through an earphone to give notification to the user and has a facility to tag image by giving some identity or complete information for new people. In this part, camera will capture the image that is in front of them then image processing will convert an image into the digital form and perform some operations on it to get an enhanced image then detect and recognise the Image and then send that image to the speech synthesis that will covert that image into speech and provide that voice information to the user through headphones. (AWS)

Smart Reader and IR Obstacle Detection: – smart reader is a method which is helpful for the blind people to read newspapers, books and other things. In this, if we place anything like book magazine in front of the camera, the camera will capture the image process it and convert that printed text into the speech form and provide them that voice information to the user through headphones. This method helps the blind people to read street signs, restaurant menus, newspapers and food labels. Besides that in this project we are also using IR obstacle detection circuit that will detect the obstacle that came in front of the user and alert the user by making beep sound. (Amr sarawy)

Components required in this project are given below:-

      Raspberry Pi 3 B

      Camera Module

      IR Obstacle Detection Circuit

      Headphone

      MicroSD Card

      Sim Card/USB Modem

      Battery

Technologies used in this project are given below:-

      Amazon Rekognition

      Speech synthesis

      Image processing

      Python Coding

Objectives: –

1.)    Our main motive of this project is to help the visually impaired people, not accurately but to make their life little bit easier and become self- dependent.

2.)    In this project, the glasses we will be using would be able to take pictures via camera.

3.)    “Glasses can recognise images and determine each object in the images”.

4.)    It can determine the distance between the blind person and each object.

5.)    Conversion of captured image information into the voice will be provided to user through headphones that help the blind people to know who is in front of his/her.

6.)    It will also give notification to user if the object is very close or far away from him/her.

Advantages: –

1.)    Smart goggles are very easy to use and carry.

2.)    Smart glasses use various softwares, so that’s why we are using Amazon Rekognition to make the project cheaper than other similar projects.

3.)    Amazon rekognition helps blind people a lot to recognize their friends, relatives, vehicles, celebrities and other objects and we are also using an IR Obstacle detection circuit which will alert the user if there will be any kind of obstacle in his/her way heading towards.

4.)    Deep learning-based image analysis – Amazon Rekognition uses deep-learning technology to accurately analyze images, find and compare faces in images, and detect objects and scenes within your images.

5.)    It enable the user to read text books and news papers as well.

Project scope: –

•          This project has a great scope and huge demand for the visually impaired people in today’s world. As according to the world Health Organisation almost 124 million people in this world are suffering from blindness. So, that’s why we choose this project to help these kind of people and make them self-dependent. The ‘Smart Vision Goggles’ are advanced technology and programmed wearable device which can allow and assist blind or visually impaired people while walking alone in new environments by taking inputs through a camera and providing feedback to the person through headphones. In short words These ‘Smart Vision Goggles’ can help visually impaired to ‘see’ or ‘feel’ the world virtually by using camera, face recognition software and sensors.

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS):-

Project Methodology and Requirements:-

 

S. No.

Activity Description

Accountability

Role

Technology

1

Project Proposal Preparation and Presentation

All the Team members

Presenter

Project Libre

2

Project Plan

All the Team members

Planner

Project Libre

3

Material Procurement (H/W)

Kirandeep Kaur

Material Procurement and Inventory Regulator

 

4

S/ W arrangements

Amit Kumar

System Administrator

 

5

H/W and S/W installation

All the Team members

System administrator and programmer

Amazon Rekognition, Speech Synthesis and Python Coding

6

AWS Database Creation

Amit Kumar

Database Developer

RDS MySQL

7

IR sensor circuit and Text Reading

Kirandeep Kaur

System Engineer and Programmer

Infrared technology and TTS

8

Database Testing

Amit Kumar

Tester

Amazon DynamoDB and AWS Lambda

9

Camera Testing

Kirandeep Kaur

Tester

Raspbian

10

Monitoring (IR Sensor and Text Reader Scope)

Kirandeep Kaur

Project In-charge

11

Monitoring (Face Rekognition)

Amit Kumar

Project In-charge

12

Final Project Presentation

All the Team members

Presenter

13

Project Submission

All the Team members

 

 

The Explanation that how the project will be carried out: -We are two members in a group. So we will work together and complete the project on time. As we will do two activities in our project and from those activities I will do the text to speech conversion project and my partner will do the image to speech conversion using amazon recognition. As we assumed that we will complete our project in 10 weeks.

Required equipments and components list with their cost: – Below given list describes the required equipments and components along with their respective and overall cost (approx.): –

 

Hardware Components

 

Cost in NZD (Approx.)

      Raspberry Pi

100

      Camera Module

35

      IR Obstacle Detection Circuit

30

      Headphone

20

      MicroSD Card

30

      Sim Card/USB Modem

35

      Battery

30

      Miscellaneous

50

      Overall Cost Estimation

330

Software requirement list for this project is as given below:-

      Amazon Rekognition

      Speech synthesis

      Object recognition

      Image processing

Below given Risk matrix reveals the short note about the possible risks that may occur during the project progression:

 

Potential Risks and Mitigation techniques: –

Risk

Mitigation

Seriousness

Likelihood

After implementation change

Project purpose and need is not well-defined

 

Pre-project study and analysis , Project charter preparation, Scope defining

High

Medium

 

Strategic Risk

Strategy Management Plan

High

Medium

 

H/W or S/W Failure

Reserve backup

High

High

 

Team Communication Failure/Conflicts among Team members

Communication Management and job allocation

High

Medium

 

Budget Risk

Cost Planning and management, Monitoring and controlling Budget

High

Medium

 

Schedule Delay

Create Gantt Chart, define activities and sub-activities

High

High

 

Resource Risk

Resource Management Plan

High

Medium

 

Project Plan and Schedule: –

We have developed below given activity sheet and Gantt chart to meet the time schedule requirements and complete the project work on time:

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