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Finding Your Way to the Most “Beautiful, Quiet, Happy” Route

Posted by on Jul 19, 2014 in apps, digital maps, GPS, navigation, research, travel, Wayfinding | 0 comments

Finding Your Way to the Most “Beautiful, Quiet, Happy” Route

Today’s technology is getting ever better at helping us find the most efficient way of getting from here to there, even taking road construction and traffic into account. But what about those times when you care more about the quality of the journey rather than its distance or speed? How can you find your way to the most beautiful route? In an innovative study, researchers at Yahoo Barcelona (Spain) and the University of Torino (Italy) developed and tested a way of determining an...

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New Research Focuses on Wayfinding by People with Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in Alzheimer's Disease, research, Wayfinding, wayfinding and the brain | 0 comments

New Research Focuses on Wayfinding by People with Alzheimer’s Disease

The more we know about how humans are able to find their way (and why we get lost), the better chance we have of making navigation easier for everyone. A story by Lisa Ermak about research underway concerning wayfinding for people with Alzheimer’s disease appears on HollandSentinel.com. Associate Professor of Nursing at Grand Valley State University, Rebecca Davis, is using projected virtual reality and eye-tracking glasses to study how people with Alzheimer’s perceive their surroundings...

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