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Project Information
Project ID:   FHWA-PROJ-12-0045
Project Name:   Intelligent Situation Awareness and Navigation Aid for Visually Impaired Persons
Project Status:   Active
Start Date:  May 3, 2012
End Date:  May 2, 2016
Contact Information
Last Name:  Yousuf
First Name:  Mohammed
Telephone:  202-493-3199
E-mail:  mohammed.yousuf@dot.gov
Office:   Office of Operations Research and Development
Team:   Trans Enabling Technologies Team [HRDO-10]
Program:   Exploratory Advanced Research
Project detail
Roadmap/Focus area(s):   Livability
Project Description:   Create a benchmark dataset with annotations for algorithm and system-performance evaluation using¬†images and videos collected in different indoor environments.
Development of a Concept of Operations (ConOps), data needs, and market analysis.
Development of a prototype.
Test Methodology:   Leverage experience in computer vision and develop a real-time hierarchical compositional model for object detection.
Expected Benefits:   Increase mobility of travelers with disabilities and explore use of situational awareness in other areas.
FHWA Topics:   Research/Technologies--Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC)
TRT Terms:   Pedestrians
FHWA Disciplines:   Operations
Subject Areas:   Data and Information Technology
Safety and Human Factors


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