Technical Reports

The report FIMU-RS-97-05

Navigation and Information System for Visually Impaired People

by Ivan Kopeèek, Pavel Smr¾, May 1997, 7 pages.

FIMU-RS-97-05. Available as Postscript, PDF.


Orientation is one of the most important problems of visually impaired people. The aim of this paper is to suggest a contribution to the solution of this problem using computer technology. The basic idea is the detection of motion and orientation using sensors and consequent position identification. The detected trajectory is compared with a map and is corrected by means of the algorithm described in the paper. Some problems concerning sensor detection of human motion are also discussed. Based on the determined position other relevant information is provided to the user of system (information describing the neighbourhood of the actual position, optimal way to the chosen destination, possible warnings).

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