Laura Giarré, Ilenia Tinnirello, Daniele Croce, Domenico Garlisi, Federica Pascucci, Federica Inderst, Giovanni galioto, Natale Galioto, Fabrizio Garlisi
By following pre-determined paths located in public places such as airports, shopping malls, museums, etc, visually impaired people can move independently in unfamiliar environments. Arianna is a flexible, low-cost navigation system which can be used in any indoor environment (airports, museums, hospitals, shopping malls) and outdoor (stations, sidewalks, etc.), and can provide localization information to any person (including non-blind people) because it is based on the use of an electronic device as pervasive as smartphones. The low cost and ease of use are key aspects to make the system accessible to all and guarantees a rapid dissemination. Thanks to Arianna, the visually impaired can increase their independence and social inclusion. Such as tactile paving, Arianna allows the visually impaired people to move from one place to another in a very easy, the advantages of the system are varied. The managers of the places easily install the strips, reduce the cost of the environment and provide users with an interactive and easily configurable, the system can be added many additional services.
The present Project (ARIANNA 2.0) is an extension wich integrating the inertial sensors on board achieve the goal of adding more precision, Additive Information and feedback are given to the user when the path on the floor is lost. See http://in.sight.srl