Adaptation of Satellite Navigation for Pedestrians with Electronic Compass

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Executive Summary

Despite constantly improving medical techniques it is still impossible to cure many severe vision defects which causes great demand for developing new techniques that could help visually impaired persons to get through chores of everyday life. GPS navigation is the most valuable technology but currently available consumer GPS receivers do not offer good accuracy. This research was done for improving the functionality and accuracy of navigation for blind persons. The GPS navigation device has been developed equipped additionally with electronic compass and accelerometer for improving accuracy of determining the azimuth.

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