Developing a Vibrating Foot Wear for Physically Impaired People with Health Monitoring using Microcontroller
Presently, impaired people face lots of challenges in the society. They need aids/applications to achieve their capability to live a safe and secured life. Surveys reveal that the impaired people take much effort to finish even their simple action when compared with normal people. This has planted us the idea to develop a vibrating shoe for the visually impaired people that serve as a guidance tool. One of the biggest problems that the visual impaired ones face is while travelling, because when they walk outdoors they are not well aware of information about their location and orientation with respect to traffic and obstacles. The wearable shoe helps them for mobility and other outdoor activities. It has sensors to guide and vibration unit to alert them of the obstacles that lay ahead on the way. Besides, it consumes less power and is of small size and low weight and has an acceptable accurate performance. An android application is developed by which health status of the person can be monitored, and the database consists of emergency number that connects the user kit. The integrated system of microcontroller and bluetooth helps to send the health information to the family members through android application.
Shoe module, Arduino Uno microcontroller, Vibrating motor, Android, Bluetooth.