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Network Assisted Safe Navigation for the Visually Challenged Pedestrians

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000240600D
Publication Date: 2015-Feb-11

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Abstract

Visually challenged pedestrians experience various challenges while walking around in the cities. Various assisted technological aids such as GPS devices, Verbal instruction aids, Maps, Sticks, RFID, Other Sensors help them safe traverse and route finding process on pathway. However these solutions focus only on streets / pedestrian paths but failed to fulfill the safety requirements like helping them to interpret the actual pedestrian terrain. The proposed method attempts to provide end to end navigational service framework for Telco’s to facilitate real time route & terrain guidance solution for safe walkthrough.

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Title: Network AssistedSafe Navigation for the Visually Challenged Pedestrians

Invented by Dr. Sanjay Bhatia, Love Singhal, Sriram.A.S. Date submitted: 30th Sept 2014


1. Overview

Visually challenged pedestrians experience various challenges while walking around in the cities. Various assisted technological aids such as GPS devices, Verbal instruction aids, Maps, Sticks, RFID, Other Sensors help them safe traverse and route finding process on pathway. However these solutions focus only on streets / pedestrian paths but failed to fulfill the safety requirements like helping them to interpret the actual pedestrian terrain. The proposed method attempts to provide end to end navigational service framework for Telco's to facilitate real time route & terrain guidance solution for safe walkthrough.


2. Detailed Description

This method proposes a new multi-phase approach as the navigation solution for visually challenged pedestrians ("User") that can be provided as a service by the communication service providers. This proposal introduces an alternative effective solution for enabling Users that will provide assisted information on the route traversal and the terrain information of the pedestrian path ahead of them accurately Network Assisted Safe Navigation for the Visually Challenged (NASNVC)

Fig. 1 - Architecture of Network Assisted Safe Navigation for the Visually Challenged (NASNVC)

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The hosted solution has following important components (fig. 2):

Fig. 2 - NASNVC as a telecom service (depicting various components of ISP network involved in NASNVC)

1. BSS/OSS/Network: Traditional database where Communication Service Provider, store their customer database. Additional profiling of the visually challenged will be captured in the Subscriber database. The service will be configured and setup using policy control as a priority service in the netowrk

2. Billing Application: This module is used for used for service registration (User registration), orchestration and Billing related activities.

3. Navigation Maps: This is standard navigational Maps repository. (This repository or service can be a third party collaboration application as well which provides detailed mapping information of city/country routes including pedestrian pathways). So, this may or may not be part of the ISP network and can be sourced from outside.

4.NASNVC DB: This is the database forstoring terrain information which will be built during terrain mapping phase and updated during remapping phase and by real time feedback. Various db technologies including cloud can be used to realize NASNVC DB.

5.NASNVC Server: This is the network node providing NAND services to Users. It is the server which exposes the APIs to be used with "Mobile Navigation App". It interacts with Navigation Maps and NASNVC to generate terrain information and path suitabil...