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INFO! Map: Indoor Navigation for the Optically-challenged
AuthorProffitt, Grant, Tam
Computer Science and Engineering
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INFOmap is a handheld navigation software primarily focused on helping blind patrons navigate the interior of buildings. It utilizes voice command and crowdsourcing to build a database of objects within a building. A map of the building can be downloaded off the internet and the user can then enter key items such as vending machines, restrooms, and chairs through voice and photo. Since the information is collected from a variety of users, the data will be compared to other entries to confirm the object and its location to prevent false information. As more objects are entered, the more accurate and fully navigational the area will become. While INFOmap is focused on helping the blind, it can also be used for any user unfamiliar with a building.