SEVEN ACCESSIBLE GPS OPTIONS from the iPhone to the PC By: Mike May Sendero Group LLC 429 F Street, Suite 4 Davis, CA 95616 (530) 757-6810 www.SenderoGroup.com GPS@SenderoGroup.com
Importance of Location Information• Cannot navigate by visually scanning environment• Limited access to what is around you• Dependant on others for directions or descriptions
Benefit of GPS and electronic maps• Due to mainstream popularity, maps and millions of Points of Interest are in electronic format• Access to information = Ability to independently navigate• Ability to determine where you are, what is around you, and how to get to a destination.
Understanding GPS• Average accuracy 9 m (30 ft) or 3 m (10 ft) with WAAS/EGNOS• Need a clear view of sky: Generally does not work indoors, in tunnels, subways• Triangulation: Need GPS from multiple directions. Decrease accuracy in urban canyons• Follows Movement
Accessible GPS Choices After 10 years of accessible GPS, the question isn’t should I have GPS, but which GPS should I have.Primary considerations when choosing a GPS system: 1. User Interface Input – Braille, telephonic or QWERTY keyboard Output – Speech and/or Braille 2. Price 3. Multifunctional 4. Portability
Current Technologies: Sendero GPSSendero Group: BrailleNote • Braille or QWERTY input • Speech and/or Braille output • Multifunctional • $$$$ • 1.35 lbs. - 1.8 lbs • 612 g – 812 g
Current Technologies: Sendero SDKSendero SDK (Software Developers Kit) • Allows third party companies to take the Sendero core GPS engine and customize it to work on their machines, and tailor it to their customers. • Three companies are already using the Sendero SDK to create their own GPS solution for Windows mobile devices, including smart phones.
Current Technologies: Mobile GeoCode Factory: Windows Mobile-based Smart phones and Pocket PCs • Telephonic or QWERTY input • Speech output • Multifunctional • $$ • 0.30 lbs – 0.50 lbs • 140 g – 250 g
Current Technologies: Sense NavigationHIMS/GW Micro: Braille and Voice Sense • Braille or QWERTY input • Speech and/or Braille • Multifunctional • $$$$ • 0.58 lbs. – 2 lbs. • 266 g – 914 g
Current Technologies: StreetTalk VIPFreedom Scientific: PacMate • Braille or QWERTY input • Speech and/or Braille • Multifunctional • $$$$ • 1.81 lbs – 4.18 lbs • 820 g – 1,900 g
Current Technologies: Sendero GPS LookAroundSendero Group: iPhone Announces the nearest points of interest and your current location – no routing capabilities • Touch Screen • Speech Output • Multifunctional • $ • 0.29 lbs • 133 g
Current Technologies: Sendero MapsSendero Group: PC • QWERTY input • Speech and/or Braille output • Multifunctional • $ • Maps only no GPS
Current Technologies: Trekker BreezeHumanware: Standalone • Other buttons • Speech output • GPS only • $$ • 1.1 lbs • 499 g
The futurelooks brightfor accessiblenavigation,where everlife takes you GPS@SenderoGroup.com www.SenderoGroup.com