Indoor Routing Guidance at Public Places

  • Akhil P, Ajay S
  • In Malls or hospitals,

    1.Locating our car parked in a multi-storied parking complex becomes a hectic task.

    2.Direction to a shop or a patient's room is generally not a easy task (i.e Indoor Navigation System).

    3.In case we face threats from others, to contact the security we must share our precise current location (i.e SOS).

    4.Just by walking down the lane of shops we can get the offers that are currently present in our smartphones. 

  • General public is the main target audience, as this is a common problem faced by them in crowed indoor locations (especially in metro cities). 

  • This is myself (Akhil) answering the question WHY this idea.

    Once while I was in a mall with my friends.

    We experienced some difficulties as mentioned below, 

    1.After parking our car we had to remember the parking floor and the spot were we had parked the car.

    2.And as we were in a new mall we didn’t know the directions that we had to take to reach a store (Nike showroom).

    3.As we spend almost a day in the mall, there was an incident were an old lady fell down and was calling out for assistance.But the people around her helped her out.

    4.There was an musical show arranged and we were surprisingly lucky to be at the right place at the right time.

    Later that day after coming back to home. My thoughts were all about the day that I spent there which was all fine but the incidents were a little bothering my head.The question WHY hit me bad.

    So after some days sitting and thinking regarding the events.I thought that these situations and inconvenience could have a solution.

    So I came with an idea of an app that could provide the mall customers to have an hazel free experience by developing an app.Which could solve some of the problems that were not only faced by me ,but also by others.

    This app could solve,

    1.By providing the location of the car were it is being parked.

    2.Indoor navigation to the stores and restrooms.

    3.An SOS feature were the security or the concerned mall authorities can be intimated with a message that someone requires an assistance or help.

    4.Also the app can show the events that are going to be organised in the for that day.

    Not only these problems there are many others that can be solved by the technology of indoor positioning and indoor navigation can solve with integrating it with an app dedicated for the mall.

    Also I checked in other countries whether they the solution to solve the problems face by me.But I found none.I don’t know why all these days malls were so neglected and lack far behind in this technological world.

    So I would like to pitch the idea of providing and all-rounder Mall Service based App to solve the problems.

  • In my interview I have provided the comic outline of the scenario and the problems faced for which the solution being Indoor navigation and Indoor Positioning in integration with an app.

November 14, 2019

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