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PERCEPT Indoor Navigation System for the Blind and Visually Impaired: Architecture and Experimentation

, : PERCEPT Indoor Navigation System for the Blind and Visually Impaired: Architecture and Experimentation. International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications 2012: 894869-894869

We introduce PERCEPT system, an indoor navigation system for the blind and visually impaired. PERCEPT will improve the quality of life and health of the visually impaired community by enabling independent living. Using PERCEPT, blind users will have independent access to public health facilities such as clinics, hospitals, and wellness centers. Access to healthcare facilities is crucial for this population due to the multiple health conditions that they face such as diabetes and its complications. PERCEPT system trials with 24 blind and visually impaired users in a multistory building show PERCEPT system effectiveness in providing appropriate navigation instructions to these users. The uniqueness of our system is that it is affordable and that its design follows orientation and mobility principles. We hope that PERCEPT will become a standard deployed in all indoor public spaces, especially in healthcare and wellness facilities.


PMID: 23316225

DOI: 10.1155/2012/894869

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