[This article belongs to Volume - 54, Issue - 08]
Gongcheng Kexue Yu Jishu/Advanced Engineering Science
Journal ID : AES-10-10-2022-352

Title : Reader Device for Blind Human Using IoT Technology
Rawaa I Farhan, Baraa I Farhan, Mustafa Raheem Neamah,

Abstract : Many blind people around the world have had challenges reading books. To help them solve their problem and not depend on others, a writing method was developed by the inventor Louis Braille known as the Braille writing method. But with the development of technologies and computers and the need for an easier and less expensive way to help the blind solve the problem of reading any manuscript, even handwritten, and converting it into audio output. Therefore, in this paper we propose to design and implement a smart gara system to assist the visually impaired using a raspberry pi connected to a webcam interfaced that takes a picture of the text. With the use of OCR technology to convert an image to text through optical character recognition and extract text information from the image and convert it into speech. Then the sound is output through the speakers and amplifier. Whereas, the raspberry pi contains OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and a text to speech conversion unit (TTS engine), where the first performs optical character recognition and extracts text from the image, while the second converts it into speech and outputs it with headphones.