Enhancing the Safety of the Carnegie Mellon Campus for Blind Navigators

Safety is a primary concern for the visually impaired when navigating unfamiliar urban environments. Since most environments are constructed to be easily navigated by sighted people, people with disabilities have to often seek help and use secondary cues to navigate many urban environments safely. This work aims to start addressing this safety problem by exploring a variety of tools and frameworks that can enhance the safety of blind adults navigating the Carnegie Mellon campus and its connections to the surrounding community. The project envisions a suite of tools accessible via ubiquitous smartphones and personal computers that can assist blind navigators with navigation tasks. By enhancing safe navigation in this pilot site, we will be poised to expand the application to other locations in the city of Pittsburgh and beyond.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $50000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTRT12GUTG11

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    University Transportation Centers Program
    1200 New Jersey Avenue
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation University Transportation Center

    Carnegie Mellon University
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213
  • Performing Organizations:

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Pittsburgh, PA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Dias, M

  • Start Date: 20130101
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20131231
  • Source Data: RiP Project 35550

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01495441
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Technologies for Safe and Efficient Transportation University Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT12GUTG11
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Oct 16 2013 1:00AM