Combining NFC and 3D Mapping to Enhance the Perception of Spatial Location for the Blind

  • Tânia RochaEmail author
  • Hugo Fernandes
  • Hugo Paredes
  • João Barroso
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9739)


In this paper a 3D map solution combined with a mobile phone application is presented. This solution enables blind users to perceive their spatial location from tactile stimulation, but also contextual information from a mobile application that provides this information via mobile phone, using audio. In the proposed model, 3d map sections embedding NFC technology support the application scenario described in this work.


Assistive technologies Blind users Navigation 3D mapping NFC 



The paper is supported by the project CE4blind- Context extraction for the blind using computer vision, with project reference UTAP-EXPL/EEI-SII/0043/2014, a research grant with reference SFRH/BD/89759/2012.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tânia Rocha
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hugo Fernandes
    • 1
  • Hugo Paredes
    • 1
  • João Barroso
    • 1
  1. 1.INESC TEC and Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto DouroVila RealPortugal

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