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.
October 30, 2018
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
- Forum 1 – Automotive
- Forum 2 – Industrial IoT and Maintenance
- Forum 3 – Logistics and Supply Chain
- Forum 4 – Retail & Logistics
- Forum 5 – Healthcare
- Forum 6 – Consumer IoT & Smart City
Latest Developments in 4 forums on Developer Day
- Forum 1 – Research & Innovations
- Forum 2 – Technology & Hardware
- Forum 3 – System integration & Software
- Forum 4 – AIDC: Standardization, Markets, & Challenges
The conference is accompanied by one of the worlds most important exhibitions on wireless IoT. Have a look at the list of exhibitors.