ALIDA

Indoor Mapping Device

Olivier Suter-Ternynck

Assistive Navigation Device

Public indoor spaces often do not take the needs of the blind and visually impaired into account, making them difficult to navigate. Alida solves this by creating audible indoor maps using LIDAR and AI camera technology. 

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Public indoor spaces have a responsibility to provide access options to all people.

Unfortunately the needs of the blind and are often unmet by these spaces, making them difficult to navigate. 

Access issues with public indoor spaces

Changing Environment

Spaces such as malls, hotels, and convention centers are busy and often change their layouts, making navigating them difficult and uncomfortable, especially with a guide dog and cane. 

Wide Open Spaces

Cane users depend in both the sound and physical feedback from their cane coming into contact with objects and surfaces. In a large open space, it can be difficult to orient yourself. 

Visual Signage

Often, the only way to find out where a bathroom, elevator, or specific room is by way of a visual map or sign. This creates a dependence on other people that can be uncomfortable.

Alida opens these spaces up for everyone. 

Shared data access

All the map data that Alida collects is sent to a shared database, and can be used by other map users. 

When the maps will become widespread and publicly available, and the Alida scanner device will no longer be used. 

As a result, the Alida scanner will be provided for free to members of the blind community. 

Profit will be generated by advertising data sales on the maps.

OLIVIER

SUTER-

TERNYNCK

Hi! I'm a French-American Industrial Designer from the Bay Area. I love creating meaningful products that create emotional connections. 

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