A research project in the Department of Computer Science has been looking at ways of repurposing everyday physical objects digitally.
Libraries have terrible maps; supermarkets and department stores have bad signage; all of them have a built-in system for navigation that we don't use: barcodes.
That's the argument of researchers Simon Robinson, Jennifer Pearson, and Matt Jones from the Future Interaction Technology Lab at Swansea University. They've come up with an app to use barcodes and library call numbers for indoor navigation. Read more
The app is available on Google Play
This research project is also reported in: Electronic Products
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