Vol.71, No.1, 2022, pp.1205-1219, doi:10.32604/cmc.2022.020827
Deep Learning Based Audio Assistive System for Visually Impaired People
  • S. Kiruthika Devi*, C. N. Subalalitha
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur, 603203, India
* Corresponding Author: S. Kiruthika Devi. Email:
Received 10 June 2021; Accepted 05 August 2021; Issue published 03 November 2021
Vision impairment is a latent problem that affects numerous people across the globe. Technological advancements, particularly the rise of computer processing abilities like Deep Learning (DL) models and emergence of wearables pave a way for assisting visually-impaired persons. The models developed earlier specifically for visually-impaired people work effectually on single object detection in unconstrained environment. But, in real-time scenarios, these systems are inconsistent in providing effective guidance for visually-impaired people. In addition to object detection, extra information about the location of objects in the scene is essential for visually-impaired people. Keeping this in mind, the current research work presents an Efficient Object Detection Model with Audio Assistive System (EODM-AAS) using DL-based YOLO v3 model for visually-impaired people. The aim of the research article is to construct a model that can provide a detailed description of the objects around visually-impaired people. The presented model involves a DL-based YOLO v3 model for multi-label object detection. Besides, the presented model determines the position of object in the scene and finally generates an audio signal to notify the visually-impaired people. In order to validate the detection performance of the presented method, a detailed simulation analysis was conducted on four datasets. The simulation results established that the presented model produces effectual outcome over existing methods.
Deep learning; visually impaired people; object detection; YOLO v3
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Devi, S. K., Subalalitha, C. N. (2022). Deep Learning Based Audio Assistive System for Visually Impaired People. CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, 71(1), 1205–1219.
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