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Smart Pillar — Freedom and independence for vision impaired people
 

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Presentation of a technology and experience to help visually impaired people a better way to navigate and circulate across a complex infrastructure. ...

Presentation of a technology and experience to help visually impaired people a better way to navigate and circulate across a complex infrastructure.

Presented during 2012 Shanghai UX Day, Designing Shanghai by Techyizu.

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Smart Pillar — Freedom and independence for vision impaired people Smart Pillar — Freedom and independence for vision impaired people Presentation Transcript

  • Insights
  • How can we help a personnavigate while keeping their feeling of independence ?
  • Navigation / Access• Huge and complicated• Corners• Slopes• Narrow
  • Huge and complicated
  • Corners
  • Slopes
  • Fear of Mafan others• Normal life – Fun life, too - QQ• Annoyed – ill-located raised blind path• Confidence – Other senses even better
  • Normal life – Fun life, too - QQ
  • Annoyed – ill-located raised blind path
  • Confidence – Othersenses even better
  • Desire of independence
  • IntroducingSmart Pillar
  • Pillar technology• Directed personal ultrasonic sound cones• Multi user tracking using IR• Weather proof metal map
  • Pillar experience• It’s personal• It’s intuitive• Works for everyone
  • Introducing Mr Zhang
  • Mr. Zhang 60yr old partiallysighted person has an appointment with in building 3
  • Mr. Zhang
  • Entrance Building Building Building Building 3 Building
  • Welcome Pillar soundbeams him“Welcome, tap me andI’ll take you where you want to go”
  • Mr Zhang taps on the Building 3, on theembossed raised map
  • The next pillar beamsMr. Zhang at a distance: “Come this way”
  • Building BuildingBuilding Building 3 Building
  • (repeating pattern)
  • Building BuildingBuilding Building 3 Building
  • “You arrived at thebuilding entrance gate”.
  • Thank you !