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Guided Augmented Independence Travel Aid (GAIT-Aid)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 6913G619C100053
Agency Tracking Number: 180FT1004II
Amount: $749,851.54
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 180-FT1
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2019-09-25
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-09-24
Small Business Information
3504 Lake Lynda Dr Ste 400
Orlando, FL 32817-1484
United States
DUNS: 075104708
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Cali Fidopiastis
 Chief Scientist
 (407) 706-0977
Business Contact
 Luke DeVore
Title: Vice President-Business Development
Phone: (407) 706-0977
Research Institution

Lack of transportation access affects approximately 30% of people with functional limitations. In fact, people with functional limitations experience transportation access barriers four times more than those without limitations. With the emerging market of low cost augmented and virtual reality technology, perceptual user interfaces (PUI) that interact more naturalistically with end-users are providing rich personalized user experiences. The opportunity exists to develop low cost, PUI-based travel aides for persons with functional limitations that provide safe, yet complete trip planning, wayfinding, and navigation capabilities. GAIT-Aid is a personal AR travel aide for persons with functional limitations that will provide safe trip planning, wayfinding, and navigation capabilities. Phase II will develop a research roadmap for AR-enhanced navigation and wayfinding and expand the Phase I GAIT-Aid prototype into a fully functional system that can demonstrate navigation and wayfinding support across the public transit travel chain, optimizing multimodal input (voice and touch) and output (auditory, speech, and haptic) to the system. GAIT-Aid Phase II will have three main goals: extend user-centered design to 3D applications, explore AR compatible technologies, and develop/evaluate GAIT-Aid as a fully functioning system.

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