Alex Mitov demonstrating the AudiblEye App for visually impaired people
Image Credit: AudiblEye
AudiblEye: Visually Impaired Navigation
We are back with yet another amazing customer story about a company which has devoted their whole work to helping visually impaired people navigate unknown interiors – AudiblEye.
The AudiblEye team, consisting of Jerrod Witt (Founder & CEO) and Austin Eckert (Co-Founder & COO), are a great example to show what you can achieve with the Indoor Navigation technology, how it can improve people’s everyday lives significantly and that you can easily set up the system on your own. In this article, we’ll give you some insights into their project and personal experience with our SLAM Engine™.
About the project
AudiblEye is a young company dedicated to help visually impaired people overcome everyday obstacles of Indoor Navigation. Using the indoo.rs SDK, they have created the AudiblEye App, which assists visually impaired and blind people in easily finding their way around indoors.
“I had the idea for AudiblEye during my sophomore year at Bowling Green State University when I saw a braille sign located about 10-12 feet high. I thought to myself that there had to be a better way, a way that individuals who are blind or visually impaired could use existing technology to navigate indoors. I then began to research the technology and came across indoo.rs.” – Jerrod Witt, Founder and CEO of AudiblEye
AudiblEye have installed the Indoor Navigation system for visually impaired people inside the Sight Center of Northwest Ohio a.o. This organization provides a low vision clinic for specialized vision rehabilitation, orientation and mobility instruction, technology resources and a shop that offers low vision products such as magnifiers and text enlargement products.
The system was set up using 45 Beacons at the 1,500sqm indoor venue of the Sight Center by AudiblEye themselves. They were using the SLAM Engine™ to ensure the easiest and fastest workflow possible. All in all, the whole recording and installation process took them about one day.
About the AudiblEye App
AudiblEye is a smartphone application that provides Indoor Navigation to individuals who are blind or visually impaired. The app works with Bluetooth Low Energy Beacons placed throughout the building and triangulates the user’s position within the building.
The so called “look around feature” that runs constantly then audibly notifies the user of their location and Points of Interest (POIs) in their proximity. For example, the application will say “the men’s restroom is at 2 o’clock in 25 feet.” Moreover, the user can search for different POIs within the building and route to the respective destination via audio guide.
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Watch the demo video
Click here to watch a demo video of the Sight Center NWO
Facts and Figures
- 1,500 sqm indoor venue
- 45 Beacons
- 1 working day for the whole setup
- AudiblEye “SLAMed” the building on their own
AudiblEye on working with indoo.rs
“The innovative SLAM technology has allowed for us to outfit a building with Indoor Navigation in much less time than before. It has made my job so much easier and we are very happy with the results! The Sight Center of Northwest Ohio has benefitted greatly from this technology being installed in their facility and it has allowed for many blind or low vision individuals to navigate within the building independently!” – Jerrod Witt
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Why add Indoor Navigation to your app?
If you would like to know more about what benefits Indoor Navigation can bring to your location/app please check out our solutions or contact us directly. More information on our Visually Impaired solutions here