HNSE-L2-2. Augmented Reality Indoor Navigation

Ilya Pivavaruk1
Faculty Mentor: Jorge Fonseca Cacho, Ph.D.1
1Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science

Augmented reality has been on the rise in popularity within the computer science field. It is used for displaying virtual objects in reality through devices’ cameras. Indoor navigation has been a subject for experimentation with the use of augmented reality but it has been heavily reliant on various beacon systems to keep track of the user in virtual space. We decided to attempt to create an augmented reality application that would fulfill the role of indoor navigation without the need for any external hardware. We used Unity and AR Foundation to create an application that would use optical character recognition on nameplates and micro-adjustments to locate and guide the user to their destination. The testing is currently being done by asking students to use the app to reach certain destinations. Once they are done they record their experiences with the app. This application is made by experimentation of different approaches to indoor navigation. Hopefully, the research that we’ve done and the innovative ideas we put into this application can help advance the field of augmented reality and indoor navigation.


Nov 15 - 19 2021


All Day


HNSE: Lightning Talk Session 2
The Office of Undergraduate Research


The Office of Undergraduate Research


2 Replies to “HNSE-L2-2. Augmented Reality Indoor Navigation”

  1. Hi Ilya!
    I really enjoyed hearing your concept for AR Navigating! It is a very innovative idea that should be bought to the market! I know it would help a lot of students out especially if it is their first semester at UNLV! When I first entered UNLV, I had trouble navigating which building was which. I also struggled to find professors’ offices. It took me a bit to figure out how to get to classes. I think that this app would be very useful especially since people’s classes change every semester and they will probably have to go to different buildings. I like how this app can do any indoor navigation. I think it would be cool to use it in a grocery store to find an item quickly. Thank you for presenting I really enjoyed your concept!

  2. Hello, I hope you find this project interesting, please feel free to ask any questions or leave feedback. Thank you!

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