Bus detection system for blind people using RFID

Jalila Al Kalbani, Rajaa Bait Suwailam, Arwa Al Yafai, Dawood Al Abri, Medhat Awadalla

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This paper presents a bus detection system using RFID technology that aims to ease the traveling and movement of blind people. The proposed system consists of two detection subsystems; one on the buses and the other on the bus stations, database system and a website. In the bus detection subsystem, the nearby stations will be easily detected and then announced through a voice message inside the bus. Moreover, any existing blind person in the surrounding area of the station will be de-tected by the bus subsystem to alert the bus driver about the number of blind persons. In the bus station subsystem, the com-ing buses will be detected and then announced in the station in order to alert the blind people. A complete system prototype has been constructed and tested to validate the proposed system. The results show that the system performance is promising in terms of system functionality, safety, and cost.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE 8th GCC Conference and Exhibition, GCCCE 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781479984220
Publication statusPublished - Mar 12 2015
Event2015 IEEE 8th GCC Conference and Exhibition, GCCCE 2015 - Muscat, Oman
Duration: Feb 1 2015Feb 4 2015


Other2015 IEEE 8th GCC Conference and Exhibition, GCCCE 2015


  • blind
  • detection
  • engineering design
  • RFID
  • system integration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science(all)


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