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Semantic Indoor Navigation with a Blind-User Oriented Augmented Reality

Samleo L. Joseph, Xiaochen Zhang, Ivan Dryanovski, Jizhong Xiao, Chucai Yi, YingLi Tian
2013 2013 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics  
The results show that it is feasible to assist a blind user to travel independently by providing the constraints required for safe navigation with user oriented augmented reality.  ...  We demonstrate the possibilities of augmented reality (AR) as a blind user interface to perceive the physical constraints of the real world using haptic and voice augmentation.  ...  AUGMENTED REALITY INTERFACE In order to enhance the blind user's perception of the surrounding environment for a safe navigation, our system integrates both the haptic augmentation and voice augmentation  ... 
doi:10.1109/smc.2013.611 dblp:conf/smc/JosephZDXYT13 fatcat:uzkbpx75nfbzxo7klagza2wbuq

Blind MuseumTourer: A System for Self-Guided Tours in Museums and Blind Indoor Navigation

Apostolos Meliones, Demetrios Sampson
2018 Technologies  
The presented Android application is effectively a Blind IndoorGuide system for accurate and reliable blind indoor navigation.  ...  In this work, we build upon the experience from the BlindHelper smartphone outdoor pedestrian navigation app and present Blind MuseumTourer, a system for indoor interactive autonomous navigation for blind  ...  The results show that it is feasible to assist a blind user to travel independently by providing the constraints required for safe navigation with user-oriented augmented reality.  ... 
doi:10.3390/technologies6010004 fatcat:ejbvnwex4jdb5ldvhtk52hlhuq

Vision-based Mobile Indoor Assistive Navigation Aid for Blind People

Bing Li, Juan Pablo Munoz, Xuejian Rong, Qingtian Chen, Jizhong Xiao, Yingli Tian, Aries Arditi, Mohammed Yousuf
2018 IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing  
This paper presents a new holistic vision-based mobile assistive navigation system to help blind and visually impaired people with indoor independent travel.  ...  Finally, field experiments by blindfolded and blind subjects demonstrate that the proposed system provides an effective tool to help blind individuals with indoor navigation and wayfinding.  ...  as a useful tool to help blind users with indoor travel.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tmc.2018.2842751 pmid:30774566 pmcid:PMC6371975 fatcat:kojyg56levdepmpqodseopqkfe

NAVIG: augmented reality guidance system for the visually impaired

Brian F. G. Katz, Slim Kammoun, Gaëtan Parseihian, Olivier Gutierrez, Adrien Brilhault, Malika Auvray, Philippe Truillet, Michel Denis, Simon Thorpe, Christophe Jouffrais
2012 Virtual Reality  
The project NAVIG (Navigation Assisted by artificial VIsion and GNSS) is directed toward increasing personal autonomy via a virtual augmented reality system.  ...  The user is guided to his desired destination through spatialized semantic audio rendering, always maintained in the head-centered reference frame.  ...  Acknowledgments The NAVIG consortium includes IRIT, LIMSI, CerCo, SpikeNet Technology, NAVOCAP, CESDV -Institute for Young Blind, and the community of Grand Toulouse.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10055-012-0213-6 fatcat:gq67mbayjnh63k3f4gzzv4gk64

Trans4Trans: Efficient Transformer for Transparent Object Segmentation to Help Visually Impaired People Navigate in the Real World [article]

Jiaming Zhang, Kailun Yang, Angela Constantinescu, Kunyu Peng, Karin Müller, Rainer Stiefelhagen
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Through various pre-tests and a user study conducted in indoor and outdoor scenarios, the usability and reliability of our assistive system have been extensively verified.  ...  Common fully glazed facades and transparent objects present architectural barriers and impede the mobility of people with low vision or blindness, for instance, a path detected behind a glass door is inaccessible  ...  Differing from most of these accuracy-oriented methods, we aim for a both efficient and robust semantic segmentation desirable for navigation assistance.  ... 
arXiv:2107.03172v2 fatcat:qawelfjhb5ddlgh64wfbhicsgy

Augmented Reality in Design [chapter]

Christine Schranz
2014 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper investigates how the technology of augmented reality and mixed media will shape and affect future design strategies.  ...  variety of possibilities in organizing and solving problems by applying a spatial perspective.  ...  Augmented reality can be used to facilitate orientation in a hybrid world, with hybrid spaces (both digital and analog).  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-07626-3_59 fatcat:7qgwfgrq4ref3kb7pw4tf5prnq

Path Markup Language for Indoor Navigation [chapter]

Yang Cai, Florian Alber, Sean Hackett
2020 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In this study, we develop a path markup language for pre-planning routes and interacting with the user on a mobile device for real-time indoor navigation.  ...  Our preliminary experiments show that the approach is affordable and efficient to generate annotated building floor path maps and it is feasible to use the map for indoor navigation in real-time on a mobile  ...  The authors are grateful to the NIST PSCR Program Manager Jeb Benson for his comments and suggestions about the technical development of the hyper-reality helmet system.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-50436-6_25 fatcat:7bxaigbabfditaqjxclob7cvee

VCIP 2020 Index

2020 2020 IEEE International Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing (VCIP)  
Cane with Visual Odometry for Real-tim Indoor Navigation of Blind People Tang, Yibin GRNet: Deep Convolutional Neural Networks based on Graph Reasoning for Semantic file:///E:/IEEEVCIP-2020/final-submission-to-IEEE  ...  Odometry for Real-tim Indoor Navigation of Blind People Li, Qingli Wearable Visually Assistive Device for Blind People to Appreciate Real-world Scene and Screen Image Li, Shuai A Mixed Appearance-based  ... 
doi:10.1109/vcip49819.2020.9301896 fatcat:bdh7cuvstzgrbaztnahjdp5s5y

Indoor-Guided Navigation for People Who Are Blind: Crowdsourcing for Route Mapping and Assistance

Darius Plikynas, Audrius Indriulionis, Algirdas Laukaitis, Leonidas Sakalauskas
2022 Applied Sciences  
This paper presents an approach to enhance electronic traveling aids (ETAs) for people who are blind and severely visually impaired (BSVI) using indoor orientation and guided navigation by employing social  ...  The integration of semantic data of points of interest (such as stairs, doors, WC, entrances/exits) and evacuation schemes could make the proposed approach even more attractive to BVSI users.  ...  The proposed navigation and orientation method works as an augmented reality decision support system that enables a better perception of indoor environments and does not interfere with the natural senses  ... 
doi:10.3390/app12010523 fatcat:6nmmcx2or5b5vpvnwtb7j4qzfe

Experiencing Indoor Navigation on Mobile Devices

Claudia Barberis, Bottino Andrea, Malnati Giovanni, Montuschi Paolo
2014 IT Professional Magazine  
Figure 3 . 3 Communicating the route through: (a) a 2D map, (b) a perspective view of a 3D map, (c) information in augmented reality, and (d) a list of step-by-step instructions. * How should navigation  ...  * How do users possibly like indoor navigation apps?  ... 
doi:10.1109/mitp.2013.54 fatcat:nv4qsxg5hbhblj55jr6hhmv4qm

Interactive tracking of movable objects for the blind on the basis of environment models and perception-oriented object recognition methods

Andreas Hub, Tim Hartter, Thomas Ertl
2006 Proceedings of the 8th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility - Assets '06  
Further, using a common face detection algorithm, our assistant system informs the user of the presence of people, and enables the localization of a real person based on interactive tracking of virtual  ...  In previous work we have presented a prototype of an assistant system for the blind that can be used for self-localization and interactive object identification of static objects stored within 3D environment  ...  To avoid such occurrences we augmented our indoor 3D models with "virtual navigation areas".  ... 
doi:10.1145/1168987.1169007 dblp:conf/assets/HubHE06 fatcat:s7cevbqugbhedd4vpppmc5qmhy

A Bibliometric Narrative Review on Modern Navigation Aids for People with Visual Impairment

Xiaochen Zhang, Xiaoyu Yao, Lanxin Hui, Fuchuan Song, Fei Hu
2021 Sustainability  
As an applied science for people with special needs, navigation aids for the visually impaired are a key sociotechnique that helps users to independently navigate and access needed resources indoors and  ...  The innovations in the field of specialized navigation systems have become prominent research topics.  ...  Year Title of Reference 2012 NAVIG: augmented reality guidance system for the visually impaired [51] 2012 An indoor navigation system for the visually impaired [23] 2013 Multichannel ultrasonic range  ... 
doi:10.3390/su13168795 fatcat:dtjpdpeicfdgfimkd2sna5afwe

Tools and Technologies for Blind and Visually Impaired Navigation Support: A Review

Bineeth Kuriakose, Raju Shrestha, Frode Eika Sandnes
2020 IETE Technical Review  
Based on these findings, a set of recommendations are also given which can be considered in the future design of navigation systems for blind and visually impaired people.  ...  From the review, it became clear that the navigation systems proposed for the target users lack some core features that are quite important for independent navigation.  ...  Using a participatory design approach, the authors of [72] designed and developed an augmented reality map that can be used in O&M classes.  ... 
doi:10.1080/02564602.2020.1819893 fatcat:7m7usqsizfgghgzec7mtw4v5qq

Unifying Terrain Awareness for the Visually Impaired through Real-Time Semantic Segmentation

Kailun Yang, Kaiwei Wang, Luis Bergasa, Eduardo Romera, Weijian Hu, Dongming Sun, Junwei Sun, Ruiqi Cheng, Tianxue Chen, Elena López
2018 Sensors  
In this paper, we put forward seizing pixel-wise semantic segmentation to cover navigation-related perception needs in a unified way.  ...  The core of our unification proposal is a deep architecture, aimed at attaining efficient semantic understanding.  ...  A team of researchers proposed the semantic paintbrush [82] , which is an augmented reality system based on a purely passive RGB-Infrared (RGB-IR) stereo setup, along with a laser pointer allowing the  ... 
doi:10.3390/s18051506 pmid:29748508 pmcid:PMC5982125 fatcat:meowkrc67bhedigybnpl7snowq

Personal Shopping Assistance and Navigator System for Visually Impaired People [chapter]

Paul Chippendale, Valeria Tomaselli, Viviana D'Alto, Giulio Urlini, Carla Maria Modena, Stefano Messelodi, Sebastiano Mauro Strano, Günter Alce, Klas Hermodsson, Mathieu Razafimahazo, Thibaud Michel, Giovanni Maria Farinella
2015 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The proposed prototype interfaces with a user by means of Augmented Reality, exploring a variety of sensorial modalities other than just visual overlay, namely audio and haptic modalities, to create a  ...  The detection, recognition and pose estimation of specific objects or features in the scene derive an estimate of user location with sub-meter accuracy when combined with a hardware-sensor pedometer.  ...  We present a hardware/software platform, based on Android OS, integrating outdoor/indoor navigation, visual context awareness and Augmented Reality (AR) to demonstrate how visually impaired people could  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-16199-0_27 fatcat:qykind2up5bjngwjwzj55bmbhe
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