ETH Zurich :
Computer Science :
Pervasive Computing :
Distributed Systems :
Student Projects :
Indoor Navigation for Visually Impaired People (Navigation Layer) (P)
The aim of this project is to realize the prototype of an indoor navigation
system for visually impaired people, with a focus on positioning and location modeling issues. The system will be based on a PDA
with wireless communication capabilities. Depending on the current
position within the building, the PDA communicates with the building
infrastructure to retrieve available instructions on how to reach the
next waypoint. Position information is provided by means of an existing
positioning service. In order to pass movement instructions on to the
blind person, the PDA generates some form of suitable feedback, e.g.
audio feedback or tactile stimuli. Thus the blind person is gradually
led to the final destination.
This work has to be coordinated with another internship project that
focuses on aspects of input/output and information transformation with respect to visually impaired people.
Skills: Java programming; no fear of programming/hacking an iPAQ
Student/Bearbeitet von: Nicolas Tissot
Contact/Ansprechpartner: Vlad Coroama, Jürgen Bohn