Researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia have developed an app that helps the visually impaired navigate the stars and planets in the solar system.
The app is designed so the user can obtain "an ephemeris," or astronomical information about an object in the solar system.
The app relies on data from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), as well as multiple Earth data maps representing various dynamic and non-dynamic graphs of satellite surveys.
The team, led by Queensland's Yuma Decaux, won the Brisbane leg of the NASA Space App Challenge. Said Decaux, "We are now ramping up for the national challenge, and hopefully the international one, too."
From University of Queensland
View Full Article
Abstracts Copyright © 2018 Information Inc., Bethesda, Maryland, USA
No entries found