Updated: 01/04/2013 01:29

Ngee Ann Poly designs navigation app with pedestrian features for visually impaired



Ngee Ann Poly designs navigation app with pedestrian features for visually impaired

A team of Ngee Ann Polytechnic lecturers and students have designed a mobile application for the visually impaired to help them navigate their way to their destination. 

The app, called the Travel Assistant for the Visually Impaired, or TAVI is thought to be the first of its kind in mapping specific locations into an app. 

TAVI was created early last year, by lecturers and students from Ngee Ann Polytechnic's School of InfoComm and Technology. 

There are other apps in the market that use GPS technology to help the visually impaired get around, but these have some limitations. 

TAVI is still being tested, but developers hope to have it ready for use in the next two months. 

Developers say they are in talks with Singapore's bus operators to customise transport features into the app.

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