Indoor Navigation System - Wayfinding
Since the COVID-19 pandemic started in 2020, faculty members, researchers and students at Humber College have been working to find solutions to various challenges that arise from the pandemic’s impact. One such project catalyzed in response is the Indoor Navigation System-Wayfinding led by Professor Daryoush Mortazavi in the Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology (FAST) at Humber.
The research project has been inspired by the purpose of minimizing people’s interactions when navigating large places such as malls, hospitals and department stores. By developing a mobile application that can help users with indoor wayfinding, the research team hopes to reduce the amount of interaction people have in crowded places, thereby reducing the likelihood of transmission of COVID-19 and other contagious diseases.
The project was awarded the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Engage grant ($25K) in 2021.