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Author: Τζανίδου, Αλεξάνδρα
Title: Smartphone application for accessible navigation
Date Issued: 2018
Department: Πρόγραμμα Μεταπτυχιακών Σπουδών Ειδίκευσης στην Εφαρμοσμένη Πληροφορική
Supervisor: Σακελλαρίου, Ηλίας
Μαργαρίτης, Κωνσταντίνος
Abstract: The main aim of this study is to investigate how the modern smartphone technology can assist people with visual impairments in indoor navigation tasks. We use the free and open indoor navigation service Anyplace, to design an indoor guidance system that is accessible, inexpensive, simple and user-friendly to different user groups disregarding their disabilities. The Android application that Anyplace offers, was extended and modified to serve also the needs of visually impaired users. The presented system works well with the assistive applications that Android platform offers and provides various ways for interaction between the user and the system. The system is communicating with Anyplace server to inform the user about the information of the surrounding environment and guide him/her to the desired place in the building with accessible messages. The application can process, specific pre-defined user commands and location information from existing QR labels in the building. This thesis is focusing on assisting the impaired users on indoor navigation tasks, but not on replacing the assistive means that the visually impaired user is already using. (e.g. long cane, guide dog) Experimental results show the ability of the system to effectively communicate with the user and assist him/her in way-finding tasks in the building of the University of Macedonia.
Keywords: Accessible indoor navigation
Accessible design
Assistive technologies
Information: Διπλωματική εργασία--Πανεπιστήμιο Μακεδονίας, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2018.
Rights: Αναφορά Δημιουργού - Παρόμοια Διανομή 4.0 Διεθνές
Appears in Collections:ΠΜΣ Εφαρμοσμένης Πληροφορικής (M)

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