publication . Article . 2018

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

Apostolos Meliones; Demetrios Sampson;
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  • Published: 04 Jan 2018 Journal: Technologies (issn: 2227-7080, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
Notably valuable efforts have focused on helping people with special needs. 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 and visually impaired persons and groups (e.g., pupils), which has primarily addressed blind or visually impaired (BVI) accessibility and self-guided tours in museums. A pilot prototype has been developed and is currently under evaluation at the Tactual Museum with the collaboration of the Lighthouse for the Blind of Greece. This paper describes the functionality of the application and ...
Subjects
free text keywords: blind indoor navigation, blind and visually impaired, assistive application, indoor positioning system, Android, smartphone navigation, Tactual Museum, blind accessibility, Technology, T, Map matching, Human–computer interaction, Special needs, Visually Impaired Persons, Use case, Computer science, Android (operating system), Beacon, Wi-Fi, law.invention, law
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publication . Article . 2018

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

Apostolos Meliones; Demetrios Sampson;