Posted By Admin On December 19th, 2011

Researchers from the Department of Electronics at the University of Alcala (UAH) wins the 3M Innovation Award 2011 in the area of security for their project “System location and navigation assistance to blind people using computer vision”. His proposal is to develop a tracking system and navigational assistance for the blind that allows guide them in structured indoor environments and in outdoor environments using sensor fusion of GPS and machine vision.
Pablo Fernandez and Luis Miguel Bergasa Sewer Pascual, Department of Electronics at the University of Alcala, are the winners in the Safety Innovation Award 2011 that each year gives the 3M Foundation. The proposal of these Researchers at UAH is developing a tracking system and navigational assistance for the blind to guide them in structured indoor environments (such as corridors, distributors, rooms …), as well as outdoor use fusion between a GPS sensor and a vision. The system indicates the way forward to reach a destination using acoustic information obtained through a voice synthesizer, similar to how GPS navigators do today.

In recent years, have made great progress in the field of satellite positioning systems, and thanks to these advances have been developed based business systems technology sensors Global Positioning System (GPS) for applications of accessibility and mobility of people visually impaired.

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