Take a train to Amsterdam, visit a friend at the hospital, go to the Van Abbe museum or fly to London. It may sound easy, but not for people who cannot see. Wayfinding in public buildings is mostly visual, which makes these facilities quite inaccessible for the visually impaired. The Tik-Tik indoor navigation app offers a self-empowering solution. Based on pre-scanned building maps and customized software, the app can plot any indoor route. With intuitive haptic and auditive feedback it safely guides its user to desks, platforms or gates – with a detour to the toilet or a dustbin if necessary. As it also detects unexpected obstacles or moving objects, it facilitates independent access to public spaces, without the need to ask others for help.
The following ZIP-file includes Hi-Res images and a description of the project.
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