HNSE-L2-2. Augmented Reality Indoor Navigation
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.
Dr. Jorge Fonseca Cacho | Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering
Ilya Pivavaruk | Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering