Peter Lancaster

Mr Peter Lancaster

IAA Knowledge Exchange Manager

University of surrey

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Entries with tag gps .

Navigation App for blind and partially sighted people.

Researchers in Barcelona have launched a universally accessible navigation application for Android smartphones, available at Google Play. The application can be used by people with visual and hearing impairments, and with limited mobility and cognitive functions.

Currently the app provides step-by-step navigation on foot or by bus in Barcelona, Madrid and Rome, and will soon be available for Helsinki, Valencia and Zaragoza.

Details from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona School of Engineering.

Iceberg tracking using GPS and WiFi

BBC report on NERC/Swansea University plans to track iceberg formation in Greenland.

Swansea University report.

Rhino horn GPS

From the BBC. A GPS chip is fitted into the rhino's horn by drilling a small hole in the inert or dead part of the horn and alerts game wardens of unusual movement or if a rhino is outside of the game park. 

Apparently the system is now "up and running".

"The Naked Scientists" Podcast on GPS

"The Naked Scientists" interview Chaz Dixon (E.A.D.S. Astrium), Colin Lee (Garmin), Prof. Todd Humphreys (University of Texas), Chopo Ma (NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre).

Podcast homepage. for links to audio and transcripts.

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