Real-time Mobile-Cloud Computing for ontext-Aware Blind Navigation

ANGIN P., Bhargava B. K.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NEXT-GENERATION COMPUTING, vol.2, no.2, pp.89-101, 2011 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.89-101
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


Context-awareness is a critical aspect of safe navigation, especially for the blind and visually impaired in unfamiliar environments. Existing mobile devices for context-aware navigation fall short in many cases due to their dependence on specific infrastructure requirements as well as having limited access to resources that could provide a wealth of contextual clues. In this paper, we propose a Mobile-Cloud Computing approach for context-aware navigation by exploiting the computational power of resources made available by Cloud Computing providers as well as the wealth of location-specific resources available on the Internet. We propose an extensible system architecture that minimizes reliance on infrastructure, thus allowing for wide usability.