BlindSquare indoor navigation
Beacon Positioning System (BPS)
Knowing what's around you.
For several years, many blind users rely an BlindSquare as a tool of preference for their daily travel.The GPS-based iOS App informs the user about nearby points of interest and gives him the opportunity, to independently locate intersections or places of interest close by. BlindSquare, serving i6o countries, in 25 languages connects the traveler to over 60,000,000 well organized points of interest globally. This, to support local travel and simulated travel to locations of interest whether across the city, or across the globe.
|All GPS-based solutions have the common problem. When access to the sky ends, so does the ability to locate yourself on a map. BlindSquare, uniquely in a single application, supports the conti-nuation of travel indoors, seamlessly. Using low-energy Bluetooth beacons, BlindSquare is able to determine the users location, and then presents audio messaging about their location, and options to travel based on the direction they are facing. |
Users of BlindSquare just have to turn around and can detect everything surrounding them. Information is available in two tiers, to accommodate visitors to supported locations.
|This, to accommodate FIRST-visitors, who may request additional details or FREQUENT-visitors, who seek confirmation of location only knowing that additional information (such as restroom descriptions) is available if ever required. |
|An additional application of BlindSquare DYNAMIC OR Codes make lt possible to deployfurther information, like floor plans or opening hours as static or ever-changing information. |
Key features of BlindSquare are:
| ||Blind users know exactly, what to find in which direction |
| ||Cost of application is born by the user |
| ||BPS deployments provide for free-use zones in proximity to BPS supported buildings. |
| ||Additional information can be deployed, without having the blind person search for it. |
| ||Messaging is dynamic and typically under the care and management of the organization,though some prefer turn-key options — also available from Dräger 8c Lienert. |
| ||The most-used indoor navigation solution with over 300 buildings in active use |
| ||The only single application providing seamless travel, indoors and out. |
With BlindSquare BPS a blind person is capable of finding his Administrator at the Tax Office or the receptionist in a large hotel lobby, to discern by tone, the difference between an elevator and an escalator, the location of doorways — and the freedom of choice, without having to ask someone or just wandering around.
| ||BlindSquare is the ideal tool for compa-nies, governmental organizations or shop owners,who want their facilities to be accessible for the Blind. |