Project: Visionless sUpporting framework

Acronym VUK (Reference Number: aal-2014-1-183)
Duration 01/01/2016 - 01/01/2019
Project Topic The goal of the project is to support the daily living of blind and visually impaired people in challenging tasks like participating in urban mobility, providing a simple, effective and affordable door to door navigation and mobility assistance solution. Contrary to the usual tools providing only outdoor navigation, we also target situations when the blind person plans a journey which includes traveling through unfamiliar indoor environments (subway systems, train/bus stations) or when the journey targets visiting complex buildings (shopping mall, business centre, public office). In order to provide a truly door to door navigation service, which is currently missing from the market, we design and develop a service framework in which existing outdoor navigation services can be easily “plugged in”. Thus, the already familiar applications can be used in concordance with the proposed indoor mobility service, leading to cheaper and more effective door to door mobility assistance solutions. In this project we plan to design and develop an indoor navigation solution which can be provided on modern smartphones; thus, it will be independent from local solutions, cheaper than specialized portable devices and easy-to-use, always familiar for the owner.
Network AAL 2
Call Call 2014 – Care for the future

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Inovamais S.A. Portugal
ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon Portugal
MSFT Software para Microcomputadores LDA Portugal
Hilfsgemeinschaft de Blinden und Sehschwachen Österreich Austria
TSB Transdanubia Nikolai GesmbH. Austria
HI-Iberia Ingeniera y Proyectos SL Spain
Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research Hungary
Budapest University of Technology and Economics Hungary
IT Foundation for the Visually Impaired Hungary
Erlang Solutions Ltd. United Kingdom