Quick Start Guide
This document is for people who want to provide blind navigation support. This document describes how to build map for indoor navigation-able field with iPhone and iBeacon.
NavCog Version 2 supports the following two navigation methods. When you select a map, navigation method will be automatically selected based on map data.
- NavCog handles edge as one-dimensional line. only beacon data is used for localization.
- NavCog Version 1 only supports 1D method.
- 1D PDR (Pedestrian Dead Reckoning)
- On 1D PDR method, NavCog also handles edge as one-dimensional line as same as 1D method. Acceleration sensor data will be used for localization in addition to beacon data.
- On 2D method, NavCog handles edge as two-dimensional line. Acceleration sensor data will be used for localization in addition to beacon data.
Please prepare the following items to create and test your navigation map.
- iPhone 6 or later
- NavCov app downloaded from App Store (URL TBD)
- Bluetooth LE Beacon (see Appendix)
- Floor plan images (optional)
- Long measure tape & sticky tape
Overview of Building Map
NavCog App is utilizing Bluetooth radio wave signals to estimate user's location. You can easily create navigation map with the following steps.
- Choose target area and navigation routes in your site (Sec. 2)
- Distribute beacons around the routes (Sec. 3)
- Prepare fingerprinting (*1) data for localization (Sec. 3)
- Build map data for the app (Sec. 2)
- Test the app with your map (Sec. 4)
- Submit the map data for public use (Sec. 4)
- Let your blind users try blind navigation in your site (Sec. 5)
- Index (this document)
- Edit Map & Routes
- BLE Beacon Placement & Fingerprinting
- Test Your Map
- NavCog User Guide
- Notice for use of battery powered beacons
*1: Observe radio signal strength in the real environment.