NAVI - A proof-of-concept of a mobile navigational aid for visually impaired based on the microsoft kinect

Michael Zöllner, Stephan Huber, Hans Christian Jetter, Harald Reiterer

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Abstract

We present a proof-of-concept of a mobile navigational aid that uses the Microsoft Kinect and optical marker tracking to help visually impaired people find their way inside buildings. The system is the result of a student project and is entirely based on low-cost hard- and software. It provides continuous vibrotactile feedback on the person's waist, to give an impression of the environment and to warn about obstacles. Furthermore, optical markers can be used to tag points of interest within the building to enable synthesized voice instructions for point-to-point navigation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2011 - 13th IFIP TC 13 International Conference, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer
Pages584-587
Number of pages4
EditionPART 4
ISBN (Print)9783642237676
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event13th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2011 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 5 Sep 20119 Sep 2011

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 4
Volume6949 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference13th IFIP TC 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT 2011
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period05.09.201109.09.2011

Keywords

  • Navigation User Interface
  • Vibrotactile User Interface

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