About NavMem Explorer Prototype 2 (Unreleased)
THIS APP IS A DEVELOPMENT PROTOTYPE. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.
NavMem Explorer is a mobile navigation application primary designed for helping elderly pedestrians. Thus, the application has user interfaces tailored for people with reduced eyesight and manual dexterity. The NavMem Explorer presents navigation instructions in a set of different, easy to understand views. It relies upon the use of landmarks. Landmarks are memorable places in the world that can enhance the spatial orientation of people. In addition to several graphical navigation instructions, the NavMem Explorer provides tactile and auditory feedback to help pedestrians find their way without permanently monitoring the screen. In case of an emergency NavMem Explorer provides a set of predefined contacts that can be called from within the application. Called contacts are able to view the position of the calling person on an interactive map to give them an idea of the persons surrounding and helping them getting the calling person back on track.