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Indoor Navigation for the Visually Impaired. Aura Ganz, James Schafer, Yang Tao, Carole Wilson, Meg Robertson & Laura Bozeman. PERCEPT Workshop Presentation Flow. Introduction What is PERCEPT? Overview of PERCEPT Trials and Results Why Smartphones? PERCEPT Now and Future Q & A.

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indoor navigation for the visually impaired

Indoor Navigation for the Visually Impaired

Aura Ganz, James Schafer, Yang Tao,

Carole Wilson, Meg Robertson & Laura Bozeman

percept workshop presentation flow
PERCEPT Workshop Presentation Flow
  • Introduction
  • What is PERCEPT?
  • Overview of PERCEPT Trials and Results
  • Why Smartphones?
  • PERCEPT Now and Future
  • Q & A
percept background
PERCEPT Background
  • Provides Indoor Navigation Instructions to the Blind and Visually Impaired (Orientation Aid)
    • User Friendly
    • Technology used is affordable not only for user, but for businesses and public venue
    • Customized Instructions
    • Updated Navigation Instructions by scanning door tag
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Design Guidelines

Guided by an orientation and mobility instructor from Mass Commission for the Blind

  • Percept does not replace mobility aids currently used by the visually impaired (cane, dog)
  • Percept is an orientation aidused in conjunction with mobility aids
  • Enables users to independently navigate in unfamiliar areas
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PERCEPT Workshop Presentation Flow
  • Introduction
  • What is PERCEPT?
  • Overview of PERCEPT Trials and Results
  • Why Smartphones?
  • PERCEPT Now and Future
  • Q & A
what is percept
What is PERCEPT?
  • Provides Indoor Navigation Instructions to the Blind and Visually Impaired (Orientation Aid)
    • End-User
    • Simple scanning device that the user interacts through touch
  • Indoor Environment
    • Contains tags that can be scanned by End-User
  • Result of this scanning interaction
    • Navigation instructions provided to End-User from where they are scanning to desireddestination
video lucy glove
Video Lucy Glove
  • http://youtu.be/s23VVhGXnBw
video percept overview
Video PERCEPT Overview
  • http://youtu.be/cmabcthLAUc
percept workshop presentation flow2
PERCEPT Workshop Presentation Flow
  • Introduction
  • What is PERCEPT?
  • Overview of PERCEPT Trials and Results
  • Why Smartphones?
  • PERCEPT Now and Future
  • Q & A
example of trial flow
Example of Trial Flow

Floor 1

Elevator

Entrance

E-Exit

Restroom

M or W

Elevator

Room 312

Room 302

Floor 3

feedback improvements requested by participants
Feedback: Improvements Requested by Participants
  • Directions need to include proximity or given in feet/steps 75%
  • Dog users – change instructions for dogs (86%)
  • Use smartphone – 30%
  • User preferences-
    • Adjust voice pace – 60%
    • Brief directions just mention left/right/……(15%)
  • More discrete design than glove
    • Blend in with general public
percept workshop presentation flow3
PERCEPT Workshop Presentation Flow
  • Introduction
  • What is PERCEPT?
  • Overview of PERCEPT Trials and Results
  • Why Smartphones?
  • PERCEPT Now and Future
  • Q & A
smartphone in the blind and visually impaired community
Smartphone in the Blind and Visually Impaired Community
  • Smartphones and Tablets are a trending technology being used by the Blind & Visually Impaired
  • These devices provide many services:
    • Currency Reader
    • Object Identifier
    • Color Identifier
    • Audible Books
    • OCR (Capture text with camera and read out loud)
    • Accessible Web Browsing, Email, & Phone
    • And much more!
  • Expensive customized devices are now being replaced by an affordable App
percept smartphone video
PERCEPT Smartphone Video
  • http://youtu.be/iiWjvzpsbRg
percept workshop presentation flow4
PERCEPT Workshop Presentation Flow
  • Introduction
  • What is PERCEPT?
  • Overview of PERCEPT Trials and Results
  • Why Smartphones?
  • PERCEPT Now and Future
  • Q & A
percept now
PERCEPT Now
  • Applied for several grants and funding opportunities to further progress the system
  • PERCEPT Pilot Deployment in MBTA
  • PERCEPT Pilot in UMASS Administrative Building
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PERCEPT Workshop Presentation Flow
  • Introduction
  • What is PERCEPT?
  • Overview of PERCEPT Trials and Results
  • Why Smartphones?
  • PERCEPT Now and Future
  • Q & A
thank you
Thank You
  • Questions
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