Discover NaviLens

The cutting edge technology for the visually impaired

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A brand new system of bidimensional, or BIDI, codes

Pedro using NaviLens in the office

The application is based on a novel system of artificial markers, which combines high density (multitude of combinations) with long range (a 20cm wide marker is detected up to 12 meters away).

In addition, the detection algorithm could read multiple markers at the same time, at high speed and even in full motion.

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100% user friendly interface for the visually impaired

Navilens interface

Features

THE FASTEST

Reading markers with NaviLens is almost instantaneous.

LONG DISTANCE

Capable of reading the labels from long distances, depending on the size of the marker.

NO FOCUS

No need for focusing, which is essential for people with visual impairments.

MOVEMENT

Navilens algorithm detects the tags when the user is walking or in motion while the cell phone is pointed up.

PRECISE DISTANCE AND ORIENTATION

Navilens accurately detects the distance between the user and the tags. In addition, NaviLens provides the relative angle of the user with respect to the tag.

MULTIPLE READING

It detects multiple tags simultaneously, efficiently communicating them to the user

Testimonies

The most important, the opinion of the users

Where is NaviLens

Metropolitan Transportation Authority
(New York Metro)

NaviLens code marker at Jay St platform NaviLens code marker at Jay St platform

In this station, over 100 NaviLens codes:
(1) Help the visually-impaired users to be more independent in unknow spaces,

(2) Guide all users indoors through virtual arrows in a very innovative Augmented Reality (AR) experience, without GPS or Bluetooth,

(3) Offer real-time train arrivals information scanning any NaviLens code,

(4) And all of these features in 24 languages, breaking language barriers of all subway users.

It's a revolution for indoor navigation where it's not possible to use GPS or other computer-vision methods.

NaviLens code at Jay St MetroTech Station entrance. NaviLens code at Jay St MetroTech Station entrance.
Audible information for visually-impaired users scanning the code far away. Audible information for visually-impaired users scanning the code far away.
Augmented reality technology based on proprietary computer vision technology. Augmented reality technology based on proprietary computer vision technology.
A 10 inches NaviLens code can be read up to 60 feet away in 0.03 seconds, covering 160° degrees. A 10 inches NaviLens code can be read up to 60 feet away in 0.03 seconds, covering 160° degrees.

Two Apps Available to interact with this new technology:

The NaviLens App helps visually-impaired users, who can scan the codes without needing to know exactly where they are, offering the same information as the signage very accurately.

The NaviLens GO App provides in-station navigation, trip planning information, train arrivals and service status information to help sighted users navigate the station and the system.

You can check by yourself how well the technology works, pointing your phone towards the photos of this email using any NaviLens Apps.

Real-time information scanning the code far away.

Real-time information scanning the code far away.
The code can be printed in any material, like vinyl and can be placed very high. The code can be scanned by a mobile phone up 80° degrees (Vertically &  horizontally). The code can be printed in any material, like vinyl and can be placed very high. The code can be scanned by a mobile phone up 80° degrees (Vertically & horizontally).
EThe code is very easy to implement at any space: As easy as emplacement the code over current signage. The code is very easy to implement at any space: As easy as emplacement the code over current signage.

Public Transport System of the city of Barcelona: underground and bus

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Murcia Tram

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Archaelogical Museum of Murcia

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Transports of Murcia

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The team

The team

Awards

NaviLens was given the prestigious award Connecting for Good by the Vodafone Foundation

Mapfre Foundation

Social Innovation Awards
Winner 2019

Bancaja Foundation

Mobility City Award
Winner 2019

Cartes Bancaires

Viva Technology
Winner 2019

DHL

Digital Innovation Award
Winner 2018

Everis Foundation

Everis Awards
Winner 2018

La Verdad Multimedia

Best App
Winner 2018

La Opinión

Enterprise 4.0 Award for digital transformation
Winner 2018

DiaTIC

Best ICT company in the region
Winner 2018

Fundación Vodafone

Connecting for Good
Winner 2017

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FAQs

Here is a brief summary of the most frequently asked questions posted by users

NaviLens is a new integral system of artificial markers based on Computer Vision. It allows the user to read a special tag, displayed in their environment, from a great distance; it also assists in orienting the user toward the tag as well as obtains detailed information associated with that tag in particular in the same way that traditional signs would be read by a person with full visual capacity. To do this, the marker recognition algorithm is complemented by a novel 3D sound system that, without the need for headphones, informs the user of the position, distance, and orientation of the marker. It allows a visually impaired person to navigate in unfamiliar territory with complete autonomy in the same manner a person without a visual impairment could.

NaviLens consists of a web application with which the tags are designed and managed as well as a mobile client to read them (for iOS and Android). The application is fully accessible with graphic elements of large size and high contrast. We have taken into careful consideration the integration of TalkBack and Voice Over as these are two interfaces that people with visual impairments use to interact with their phone. It also has a 3D Sonification System that does not require headphones so as to not deprive the blind user of hearing in order th allow the completely blind user to perceive the position and orientation of the marker.

The interface of NaviLens is very simple. It consists of a main panel which displays the captured tags along with four buttons on the bottom toolbar. The panel shows the tags in the reverse order in which they are captured.
  • Settings - The user can modify both the location mode and the additional message information.
  • Flash - Activates or deactivates the flash for low light environments.
  • Zoom - Use the zoom functionality to capture labels at twice the distance.
  • About - Information about the creators and help.

The complete NaviLens system is available in 18 languages ​including English, French, Spanish and more, so that each user receives the information contained in the signs in their own language. We are currently working to incorporate the languages ​​requested by our users. You can leave us your suggestions at info@NaviLens.com

NaviLens is developed by the Mobile Vision Research Lab of the University of Alicante and Neosistec. For any questions, comments or suggestions, you can contact us at info@NaviLens.com

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