Assisting personal guidance system for people with visual impairment

ARGUS project focuses onto a satellite-based navigation (GNSS/EDAS) terminal for people with impaired visually capabilities, guiding them along pre-defined tracks (pre-recorded or automatically calculated route), using specifically designed HMI such as acoustic and haptic signals. ARGUS project introduces the opportunity to develop an innovative guidance support system for visual impaired people based on the provision of a track perception to the end user. Neither research or patents, nor products have solved the problem of providing a track line perception. Track perception would allow blind people to imagine the geometry of the path and walk along it. This will provide “track navigation” instead the classical “waypoint or route navigation” which is used for car navigation or people with all visual capabilities. This project focuses on visually impaired community which requires some modification to the traditional navigation guidance providing them personal inclusion and integration into daily life. Information collected by the users will be gathered in a server supporting a social network where Argus users (and also any other user who could benefit from the data collected) could access web services delivering useful information that can increase safety or enhance the experience when performing outdoor activities.

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Running Project (since 2011)


Project partners:

CEIT Alanova (
TeleConsult Austria GmbH (
The 425 Company (
Olmedo Knowledge Systems SL (
Siemens AG (

Funding programme:
FP7-ICT Framework

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