Title

Environmental Mapper

Date

5-26-2016 8:30 AM

End Time

26-5-2016 10:30 AM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Computer Science

Session Chair

Scot Morse

Session Chair

Mitch Fry

Session Title

Computer Science, Information Systems and M.S. in Management and Information Systems Student Projects

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Mitch Fry

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

For visually impaired people who need assistance in identifying obstacles in their environment, the “Environmental Mapper” is a specialized Phone Application that creates a detailed map of the user’s current environment. It will map out the obstacles in the area. Using sensors built into the phone it will track their position indoors. It will also provide assistance with moving about their known area, alerting them to the amount of steps before a wall or furniture. Unlike the current mobility assistance applications that use GPS to track way-points to a location in a large area, which does not function well indoors, this system will give the user security in knowing that if their known environment changes they will not be injured by colliding with recently placed or moved objects.

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Environmental Mapper

WUC Pacific Room

For visually impaired people who need assistance in identifying obstacles in their environment, the “Environmental Mapper” is a specialized Phone Application that creates a detailed map of the user’s current environment. It will map out the obstacles in the area. Using sensors built into the phone it will track their position indoors. It will also provide assistance with moving about their known area, alerting them to the amount of steps before a wall or furniture. Unlike the current mobility assistance applications that use GPS to track way-points to a location in a large area, which does not function well indoors, this system will give the user security in knowing that if their known environment changes they will not be injured by colliding with recently placed or moved objects.