Indoor Navigation System-Wayfinding

Research Area(s): Internet of Things, Systems Integration | Funder: NSERC | Program: Engage
PI Name: Daryoush Mortazavi | Faculty/Department: Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology

Daily shoppers who rely solely on walking through different aisles and floors, in groceries and department stores, to find their required items, spend at times hours shopping with constant interaction with others. Similarly, visitors and patients spend a long time finding their destined location within hospitals with continuous interaction with other patients and/or visitors. With the time spent to find required items or locations, people will be in constant contact with others, which increases the risk of contagious diseases like COVID-19. Circuit Plus Inc, an engineering firm incorporated in 1999, has more than 20 years of experience in Canada to design, develop, manufacture, and test electronic devices in different categories; Industrial, Commercial, and health care for low power, high-efficiency devices and can provide applied solutions for the enterprises which are currently being unfulfilled in the market. Circuit Plus is experiencing challenges in the form of a lack of knowledge in new technologies, including IoT and clout, and the lack of expertise in embedding this technology in products, potentially helping them become more competitive in the market. Circuit Plus will collaborate with Humber College to develop and test a mobile application and a most reliable solution for indoor wayfinding leveraging IoT technology, cloud computing, and mobile app development.