The NAV-E System

the NAV-E system

The NAV-E system is a navigation system for pedestrians in outdoor environments. Its design was driven by the special needs of people suffering from dementia. The system is supposed to help dementia patients to complete spatially distributed tasks and thus contribute to the long-term goal of them living independently in their familiar environment for several months longer. Apart from an easy user interface, particular emphasis was put on the high precision of the positioning technique so that exact instructions could be given at the right moment. Among other things, this was accomplished by a novel method of partitioning the road system.

Author: Oliver Knörzer
Supervisors: Prof. Michael Weber, Prof. Wolfgang Minker
Advisors: Frank Honold, Felix Schüssel
Context: diplom thesis 2010

video I, video II
website with more videos

TTable PP

The project TTablePP addresses the integration of mobile devices and multitouch tables. The contents and services of mobile devices are shown on a graphical user interface on the surface of a multitouch table. They can be experienced using the enhanced interaction possibilites of common multitouch tables. At the moment, possible services are the display, playback and sharing of files, images, music, videos or contacts and the ability to write short messages. New services can easily be added with the help of a plugin mechanism.

Team: Markus Dibo, Sebastian Jehle, Ruben Lang, Rainer Mösle
Adviser: Bastian Könings
Context: Elective course Ubiquitous Computing 2009/2010


Videmus - Augmented Reality for Mobile Devices

The Videmus project allows browsing through the Augmented Reality by using an Android-capable mobile device. Virtual objects are displayed on your device's display and are seamlessly integrated into a live picture of your environment. Furthermore, these virtual objects can be directly manipulated by users and shared with others as Videmus allows to insert your own content into the Augmented Reality. Imagine a world where a piece of information is no longer associated with an abstract keyword but connected with a place in the real world. Videmus opens a window to this world!

Team: David Herges, Alexander Nassal, Benjamin Resch
Advisor: Boto Bako
Context: Anwendungsfach Ubiquitous Computing 2009/2010


Improving the credibility of routing decisions in navigation systems

Users often trust navigation systems blindly, which can lead to serious consequences. Drivers are even willing to perform a U-Turn on the highway, if the navigation system requests to do so. In this thesis we identified credibility problems and developed several approaches to improve credibility of routing decisions in navigation systems and to guarantee a better interaction between driver and system.

Author: Markus Hipp
Supervisors: Michael Weber, Frank Kargl
Advisor: Florian Schaub
Context: Diplom thesis (2010)

AutoUI2010 paper
PUC paper (2012)