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Indoor Navigation Aid for Individuals with Visual Impairments in Unfamiliar Spaces.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: Administration for Community Living
Contract: 90BI0031
Agency Tracking Number: 90BI0031
Amount: $74,775.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: HHS-2016-ACL-NIDILRR-BI-0142
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
88 High Country Road
Weaverville, NC 28787-9374
United States
DUNS: 155118362
HUBZone Owned: Unavailable
Woman Owned: Unavailable
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Unavailable
Principal Investigator
 Philipo Schaefer
 (828) 645-1026
 phil@vortant.com
Business Contact
 Philip Schaefer
Phone: (828) 645-1026
Email: phil@vortant.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract

This project develops a technology solution to address the indoor navigation needs experienced by people with visual disabilities. Current navigation aids use GPS technology, which cannot be used indoors, or pre-loaded maps. This navigation aid may be used in indoor or outdoor spaces with no prior mapping required. The project obtains input and insights from end users and other stakeholders, resulting in hardware and smartphone apps in a proof-of-concept system. Usability testing and evaluation includes potential end users to prove feasibility and user acceptance of the design.

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