Markus Schmeiduch (AT), Andrew Spitz (FR), Ruben van der Vleuten (NL)
THU September 4, 2014 - MON September 8, 2014, 10 Am - 9 PM
Akademisches Gymnasium, Neubau, 3rd and 4th floor

BlindMaps is an R&D project that aims to come up with navigation aids to make it easier and safer for blind people to get around in cities they’re unfamiliar with. The approach: not a system providing verbal output, but rather one that uses a Braille-script-type touchscreen supported by popular online maps and the capabilities of a smartphone.

Schmeiduch, Spitz and van der Vleuten are this year’s recipients of [the next idea] voestalpine Art and Technology Grant to enable them to further develop this promising approach during a three-month residency at the Ars Electronica Futurelab.

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