• 39th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - March 18-22, 2024 at the Anaheim Marriott

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Advancements in Indoor Wayfinding

Date & Time
Thursday, March 21, 2024 - 10:20 AM PDT  
Elite 1-3  
This presentation is on behalf of GoodMaps for the NIDLIRR navigation grant for indoors and outdoors. The grant is providing for the continued development of an accessible navigation application, allowing the user to pick the parameters that address their particular mobility needs. This application runs on both iOS and Android smartphones. The current project is developing the GoodMaps application using current positioning technology to provide indoor and outdoor navigation assistance, with a primary focus on community living and participation. The objectives are: 1) Provide a free to low-cost navigation application, 2) create a unified database of mapped buildings, 3) utilize state-of-the-art positioning, and 4) develop a customizable interface. GoodMaps incorporates existing location databases, mapping test pilot locations, and analyzes success in real world situations. GoodMaps is also exploring new orientation techniques using higher accuracy positioning and incorporating new databases to include disability-specific information.  
  • Higher Education
  • Government
  • Research & Development
  • Retail & Wholesale
  • Transportation
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
Accessible navigation for indoors and outdoors will be addressed. Indoor navigation requires new techniques for mapping and positioning where there are no satellites. Learning to navigate indoors is quite different from outdoors.  
Primary Topic
Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML)  
Secondary Topics
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communications (AAC)
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Mobile Technology
Session Type
Exhibitor Track  


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    NYU School of Medicine

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