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NAVI (Navigational Aids for the Visually Impaired) is a student project at the University of Konstanz which was created during HCI coursework (http://hci.uni-konstanz.de/blog/2011/03/15/navi/?lang=en).
It is a prototype of a navigation system for visually impaired based on the Microsoft Kinect sensor. It gained some attention due to a YouTube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6QY-eb6NoQ&feature=player_embedded)
and an appearance at the MIX'11 Keynote (http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/MIX/MIX11/KEY02).
The concepts of NAVI have been described in a poster published at the INTERACT 2011 conference (http://hci.uni-konstanz.de/downloads/interact-navi-2011-cr.pdf),
which won the Best Poster Award (http://hci.uni-konstanz.de/blog/2011/09/11/best-poster-award-at-interact-2011/?lang=en)
Since NAVI was only a semester project which has finished in February 2011, we won't pursue it further. One of the things we still want to do is a replacement of the OpenNI drivers with the official KinectSDK from Microsoft.
If time permits we will tackle this change in the next weeks.
For the Kinect:
Sensor driver (Not included in source):
OpenNi (Not included in source):
Nite (Not included in source):
ManagedNiteEx (Included in source):
For the AR markers:
ARToolkitPlus (Included in source):
ArManWrap (Included in source):
Reactive Extensions for .NET (Not included in source):
Expression Blend SDK (Not included in source):
Last edited Nov 17, 2011 at 9:45 AM by mzoellner, version 11
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