Mobile application for capturing location and communication of visual impaired people

Adam Šimek Supervisor: Jan Balata Bachelor thesis 2012
The main objective of this thesis was to create a mobile assistance application for visually impaired people, intended to help them with orientation problems. The thesis focuses on the problem of continuous user location capture, on detecting movements of the device, and resolving its context. There was a requirement of maintaining sufficient battery life of the device. Furthermore this thesis focuses on implementation of accessible user interfaces for touch enabled devices. The application is intended to be running on Android OS. As a result it has been managed to implement a stable application – which can capture user’s location – as well as a usable user interface. Thanks to application tests and feedback provided by participants of the tests a lot of output data has been acquired. This output data will be used as worthy input in further phases of this project.