Development of Navigation System for Blind People based on Light Detection and Ranging Technology (LiDAR)


  • Faith Felix The Nelson Mandela African Institution of science and Technolog, Tanzania
  • Rodrick S. Swai Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), Tanzania
  • Dr. Mussa Ally Dida The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST)., Tanzania
  • Dr. Ramadhani Sinde Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST), Tanzania



Buzzer, LiDAR sensor, Light Detection, Microcontroller, Navigation, Vibration.


The use of blind-aided navigating systems has become very essential in the 4th industrial revolution. The essence of this is to improve navigating autonomy for the blind. Although, navigation challenges are not of serious concern to people with eye defects. However, this is a major concern for blind people due to the time-consuming navigation process. These limitations necessitate the use of walking sticks, dogs, or people to navigate their path. This project provides a blind navigation system based on Light Detection and Ranging Based Navigation System for Blind People (LiDAR). The components of this fabricated device involve a charging system, a LiDAR sensor, a microcontroller, a calling stick, two buzzers, a switch vibration motor with an RF transmitter, and a receiver to give object detection and real-time assistance to the blind. The mode of its operation is by detecting obstacles along the route of a blind person and giving a notification via the buzzer and the vibration motor. Also, during emergencies, the buzzer rings and informs the visually impaired person using the device. On the other hand, the microcontroller and other modules in the device have a continuous ongoing relationship which is beneficial to the user.  Another appreciable benefit of this device is the ability to recharge the battery component, the device is of low-cost, quick, simple-to-use, and novel solution for the blind.


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How to Cite

Faith Felix, Rodrick S. Swai, Dr. Mussa Ally Dida, & Dr. Ramadhani Sinde. (2022). Development of Navigation System for Blind People based on Light Detection and Ranging Technology (LiDAR) . International Journal of Advances in Scientific Research and Engineering (IJASRE), ISSN:2454-8006, DOI: 10.31695/IJASRE, 8(8), 47–55.