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 Volume 5, Issue 2 (February 2018), Pages: 65-70


 Technical Note

 Title: Smart cane with location detection using RF module

 Author(s): Giva Andriana Mutiara *, Gita Indah Hapsari, P. Periyadi, Ryan Martin


 School of Applied Science, Telkom University, Bandung, Indonesia

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To be able to move freely like normal people, the blind people need a tool that can help to identify a location and travel safely to the destination independently. This research develops a smart cane which is designed to help the blind people in outdoor area locations. This cane embeds with module NRF24L01 as transmitter and receiver that can configure and detect the building around their area as the location notification. This solution gives a simple design, low cost and easy to implement. The result stated that the range between transmitter and receiver is about 40 m. The maximum transmitter in each building is depend on the shape of the building, the environment area (loss or no loss), and the land area in m2 of the building. 

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 Keywords: Smart cane, Module NRF24L01, Location detection

 Article History: Received 18 September 2017, Received in revised form 5 December 2017, Accepted 15 December 2017

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 Mutiara GA, Hapsari GI, P. Periyadi, and Martin R (2018). Smart cane with location detection using RF module. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 5(2): 65-70

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