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Guiding system for the visually impaired 4.0

UHF-RFID elevates the navigation for the blind and visually impaired to a new level.

GPS-based navigation is useful in everyday life, but not precise enough for visually impaired people. On shopping streets, one shop follows the next in close distances. Therefore, it needs high-resolution systems to facilitate the localization of the entrance that the person is looking for.

Event Info
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
User Day
October 30, 2018
Darmstadt near Frankfurt,

Navigation on a new quality level

A team of the University of Applied Sciences Mittelhessen (THM) found a solution for this challenge together with corporate partners in a research project founded by the BMWi (Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology). UHF transponder on or under paving slabs, a reader integrated into the white cane and a custom-programmed smartphone app proved a centimetre accurate guiding system to be realisable.

Navigation for the blind and visually impaired in pedestrian zones, on train stations and airports is elevated onto a new quality level.

Live demonstration on the RFID & Wireless IoT tomorrow 2018

On Europe’s number one event for wireless IoT technology and applications, the project team is going to present the research and development results in forum 6 Smart City & Consumer IoT on 30 October. A live demonstration makes the realistic potential of the guiding system tangible for the congress participants.

User Day on Oktober 30

These 6 IoT forums with around 50 speakers invite you to gain knowledge on User Day, 30 October

Latest Developments in 4 forums on Developer Day


The conference is accompanied by one of the worlds most important exhibitions on wireless IoT. Have a look at the list of exhibitors.


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