Our primary focus is to develop a mobile phone application for indoor navigation in large venues (university campuses, museums, malls, hospitals, fairs,...) where the GPS signal is not available/strong enough. We are currently developing a prototype for Android and iOS smartphones for the Strand campus of King's College London to be launched by freshers' week next September.

Our idea is to use wi-fi signal, remaining GPS signal and most importantly phone sensors such as step counter, compass and altimeter to make indoor navigation and positioning possible. Positioning could also be strenghtened by using sensors placed in the venues in question, but for the moment we are trying to use as less external hardware as possible. We do believe smartphone sensors have become advanced enough to provide users with the accuracy needed.

As for the moment, our aim is to be ready for September with a prototype to be put on TestFlight and tested by King's student. If we were to receive a positi...
Our primary focus is to develop a mobile phone application for indoor navigation in large venues (university campuses, museums, malls, hospitals, fairs,...) where the GPS signal is not available/strong enough. We are currently developing a prototype for Android and iOS smartphones for the Strand campus of King's College London to be launched by freshers' week next September.

Our idea is to use wi-fi signal, remaining GPS signal and most importantly phone sensors such as step counter, compass and altimeter to make indoor navigation and positioning possible. Positioning could also be strenghtened by using sensors placed in the venues in question, but for the moment we are trying to use as less external hardware as possible. We do believe smartphone sensors have become advanced enough to provide users with the accuracy needed.

As for the moment, our aim is to be ready for September with a prototype to be put on TestFlight and tested by King's student. If we were to receive a positive feedback we would propose the college a partnership to be sponsored and then extend the range of our application to the Whole college. After then, we would try to expand our activity by offering our service to other colleges or venues.

However, we do believe that the potential of our idea does not only reside in the simple navigation in indoor spaces. By collecting data on users fluxs at particular times and in specific areas of their venues, those being responsible of positioning security/staff members in general could know which are the most adequate places where to locate them. Moreover, users could be provided with additional services, such as the possibility to book study classrooms, check the availability of computer rooms in colleges, book parking spots in malls, museums, know precisely how crowded the venues would be at certain times and more.

The development of such technology would open the road to the digitalisation of buildings and indoor spaces in general without the need of external hardware, but just by encouraging users to install such application. We are deeply convinced that there is a huge potential and cannot wait to be the pioneers in exploiting it.
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