The virtual guideline app developed by Bartiméus and Geodan can generate a 3D model of a particular space in no time at all by ‘measuring’ the space, as it were. The app can also determine the position and orientation of the user by means of Augmented Reality technology (AR), which uses several sensors that can be found on many a smartphone, such as the camera, motion sensor and depth sensor. The virtual guideline app lets users create routes through any given building and follow them with the app, from hospitals to train stations, or even Schiphol!
Virtual guide app shows the way
Expertise organization Bartiméus has been committed to people with a visual impairment since 1915. For as long as it has existed, the foundation has searched for new ways to make the daily lives of blind or partially sighted people as pleasant as possible. In collaboration with Geodan, Bartiméus developed the virtual guide app: an indoor navigation app that uses new 3D technology to help blind and partially sighted people find their way independently.