The Belt compass combines publicly available map data with an innovative software and hardware to ease navigation in urban areas. While it can be used by everyone, we have designed the system specifically for people with visual impairment.
The Belt Compass is a unique device that provides a full 360° navigation instructions without affecting your senses and reducing your environment awareness.
A mobile application with only the most important functionality: Planning a pedestrian route and giving turn by turn instructions.
While there are open source routing algorithms for pedestrians available, our approach gives user a better route description like information about crosswalks and obstacles.
The system uses publicly accessible data sources like Open Street Map to allow anyone easily add missing information or changes.