Naviterier is committed to the principles of socially responsible business. Our goal is not only profit but also helpfulness to the public. The larger part of the profits is used for further enhancement of the services and support of the research.

We offer navigation applications and services that use specially created map data prepared by CEDA, a. s. Unlike conventional maps, these maps contain information on specific landmarks (leanings sidewalks, shapes of corners, niches, noise from traffic, etc.), which help pedestrians with impaired orientation and movement. Initial research and development of data structures were held within ROUTE4ALL project, funded by the ALFA Technology Agency, which was implemented by the joint effort of the Czech Technical University in collaboration with CEDA, a. s.

Project Naviterier co-designed by the team consisting of experts from the Czech Technical University in Prague, the Navigation center SONS, CEDA and the IBM Research. All partners have signed a memorandum of cooperation.

In 2016, Naviterier project was supported by the Laboratory of the Vodafone Foundation. Currently, we got financial support from Svetluska (Foundation of Czech public radio). Atelier DRAWetc. supported us by creating logos and visual style.

History of the Naviterier project at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague dates back to 2007. Since then, dozens of experiments were conducted with hundreds of visually impaired participants. The research results were used to design and implement a series of prototypes navigation applications and were presented at prestigious international conferences and journals.

The list of papers in academic periodicals:

  1. Balata, J. - Míkovec, Z. - Bureš, P. - Mulíčková, E.: Automatically Generated Landmark-enhanced Navigation Instructions for Blind Pedestrians. In Proceedings of the 2016 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems. Katowice: Polish Information Processing Society, 2016. pp. 1605-1612. ISSN 2300-5963. ISBN 978-83-60810-90-3.
  2. Malý, I. - Balata, J. - Krejčíř, O. - Füzesséry, E. - Míkovec, Z.: Qualitative Measures for Evaluation of Navigation Applications for Visually Impaired. In 6th IEEE Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications CogInfoCom 2015 PROCEEDINGS. Budapest: IEEE Hungary Section, University Obuda, 2015, p. 223-228. ISBN 978-1-4673-8128-4.
  3. Balata, J. - Míkovec, Z. - Slavík, P. - Macík, M.: Game Aspects in Collaborative Navigation of Blind Travelers. In Handbook of Research on Holistic Perspectives in Gamification for Clinical Practice. Hershey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global, 2015, ISBN 9781466695221.
  4. Balata, J. - Míkovec, Z. - Malý, I.: Navigation Problems in Blind-to-Blind Pedestrians Tele-assistance Navigation. In Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2015. Berlin: Springer, 2015, p. 89-109. ISSN 0302-9743. ISBN 978-3-319-22700-9.
  5. Vystrčil, J. - Malý, I. - Balata, J. - Míkovec, Z.: Navigation Dialog of Blind People: Recovery from Getting Lost. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Dialogue in Motion (DM). Stroudsburg: Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), 2014, p. 58-62. ISBN 978-1-937284-81-7.
  6. Slavík, P. - Míkovec, Z. - Macík, M. - Balata, J.: Problémy navigace seniorů v prostoru. In Stárnutí 2014. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, 3. lékařská fakulta, 2014, s. 120-132. ISBN 978-80-87878-11-8.
  7. Franc, J. - Míkovec, Z. - Vystrčil, J.: Prostorová navigace v každodenním životě nevidomých - participační výzkum. Psychologie pro praxi. 2014, roč. 3-4/2014, č. XLIX, s. 47-58. ISSN 1803-8670.
  8. Fixová, K. - Macík, M. - Míkovec, Z.: In-hospital navigation system for people with limited orientation. In CogInfoCom 2014 Proceedings. Budapest: IEEE Hungary Section, University Obuda, 2014, p. 125-130. ISBN 978-1-4799-7280-7.
  9. Balata, J. - Míkovec, Z. - Darebný, K. - Jinoch, V.: Data Structures for Landmark-based Navigation of Blind Pedestrians. In 2nd Conference on Mobile and Information Technologies in Medicine Conference Proceedings. Prague: CTU, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, 2014, ISBN 978-80-01-05637-0.
  10. Balata, J. - Macík, M. - Míkovec, Z.: Heat Map Thermal Display for Visually Impaired. In CHI '14 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York: ACM, 2014, ISBN 978-1-4503-2473-1.
  11. Balata, J. - Franc, J. - Míkovec, Z. - Slavík, P.: Collaborative navigation of visually impaired. Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces. 2014, vol. 8, no. 2, p. 175-185. ISSN 1783-7677.
  12. Malý, I. - Míkovec, Z. - Vystrčil, J. - Franc, J. - Slavík, P.: An evaluation tool for research of user behavior in a realistic mobile environment. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. 2013, vol. 17, no. 1, p. 3-14. ISSN 1617-4909.
  13. Balata, J. - Míkovec, Z. - Nováček, J.: Field study: How Blind People Communicate While Recovering From Loss of Orientation. In Cognitive Infocommunications (CogInfoCom), 2013 IEEE 4th International Conference on. Budapest: IEEE Hungary Section, University Obuda, 2013, p. 313-317. ISBN 978-1-4799-1543-9.
  14. Balata, J. - Macík, M. - Míkovec, Z.: Context Sensitive Navigation in Hospitals. In Proceedings of the MobileMed 2013 conference,. Praha: Czech Technical University in Prague, 2013.
  15. Balata, J. - Kutíková, A. - Pražáková, K. - Míkovec, Z.: Tangible Heat Maps for Navigation of Visually Impaired Users. In CHI 2013 | Explorations in Social Interaction Design. New York: ACM, 2013.
  16. Vystrčil, J. - Míkovec, Z. - Slavík, P.: NAVITERIER - INDOOR NAVIGATION SYSTEM FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED. In Smart Homes 2012. Prague: Czech Technical University, 2012, p. 25-28. ISBN 978-80-01-05144-3.
  17. Balata, J. - Míkovec, Z. - Slavík, P.: Mutual Communication in Navigation of Visually Impaired. In CogInfoCom 2012. 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854-4141: IEEE, 2012, p. 769-774. ISBN 978-1-4673-5185-0.