Simulation Environment for a Visually Impaired User at the U.S. Naval Academy

Midshipman Researcher(s): 1/C Michelle Silver

Adviser(s): Assistant Professor Paola Jaramillo Cienfuegos

Poster #96

This project will develop a smart phone application to help visually impaired individuals orient and navigate around the U.S. Naval Academy. In order to create this application, a simulation environment of the campus was created on MATLAB. This simulation allows the user to select their starting location, desired destination, and waypoints along their route and automatically calculates and displays the orientation and distance from each point to the destination. The application will eventually be implemented on an Android device and will be most effective for users with a preexisting familiarity with the Naval Academy.

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