A Qibla Compass for Visually Impaired Muslims

Authors

  • I. Salleh Department of Applied Mechanics and Design, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Skudai, Johor, Malaysia.
  • M.Z. Md. Zain Department of Applied Mechanics and Design, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Skudai, Johor, Malaysia.
  • M.H. Soad Department of Applied Mechanics and Design, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Skudai, Johor, Malaysia.
  • A.R. Musa Department of Applied Mechanics and Design, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Skudai, Johor, Malaysia.
  • M. Mohamad Department of Applied Mechanics and Design, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Skudai, Johor, Malaysia.
  • M. Hussein Department of Applied Mechanics and Design, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Skudai, Johor, Malaysia.

Keywords:

Blind People, Qibla Compass, Visual Impaired,

Abstract

The inability to perceive clearly with the eyes can affect the blind and visually impaired in doing daily activities, especially in determining direction and navigation. In order to provide a non-invasive device, a qibla compass is developed to help them to determine the desired direction. This paper presents the development of a low-cost and easy-to-handle device to detect the Qibla direction for muslims, especially the visually impaired. A magnetic compass is used as the main component to detect the correct angle of Qibla direction. Once detected, a buzzer will alert the user with continuous sound.

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Published

2016-10-01

How to Cite

Salleh, I., Md. Zain, M., Soad, M., Musa, A., Mohamad, M., & Hussein, M. (2016). A Qibla Compass for Visually Impaired Muslims. Journal of Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering (JTEC), 8(7), 13–16. Retrieved from https://jtec.utem.edu.my/jtec/article/view/1271