Cyber Crumbs: An Indoor Orientation and Wayfinding InfrastructureBy Ross, David A., MSEE, MEd; Henderson, Valerie L., BS; RESNA 28th International Annual Conference 2005: Atlanta, Georgia,
Publication Date: 2005
Paper discusses the design and development of Cyber Crumbs, which creates a means to assist people with visual disabilities in navigating throughout indoor environments. Upon entering a building, a person uses an information kiosk to select a desired destination or destinations. The kiosk computes the simplest route to each chosen destination, and downloads the route directions to the person’s User Badge in the form of an ordered sequence of Cyber Crumbs. A headset provides directions in voice output form. Preliminary tests conducted with 17 people with visual disabilities demonstrated significant improvements in navigation efficiency when compared with the performance of ten sighted participants in terms of distance and time taken to reach specific locations. This paper was presented at the 2005 annual conference of RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America and is available on CD-ROM.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)