The NIDRR Wayfinding Grant, which began in 2001, researched and developed a hardware and software platform to provide accessible location and navigation information for blind and visually impaired users traveling in indoor and outdoor environments. A consortium of 6 organizations with investigators from academic institutions, research centers and industry collaborated on this project.
Michael May, Principal Investigator
Charles LaPierre, CTO
Robert Reis, a Sendero engineering consultant
Dr. Jack Loomis is a professor of psychology at UCSB.
Dr. Reginald Golledge is a professor of geography at UCSB
Dr. Jim Marston is a researcher at UCSB.
Dr. Roberta Klatzky is the Head of the Psychology Department at Carnegie Mellon University
Dr. William Crandall
David Guth is a professor of blind rehabilitation at WMU and an O&M instructor
John Gesink is WMU Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Paul Ponchillia is Chair of WMU's Department of Blind Rehabilitation
Dr. Richard Long is a WMU assistant professor of blind rehabilitation
Dr. Gordon Legge is a professor of psychology and neuroscience at the University of Minnesota
Dr. Nicholas Giudice received his Ph.D. in Cognitive and Biological Psychology from the University of Minnesota
Dr. Bosco Tjan received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from UM
Paul Beckmann received his Master's in biophysics, and his Ph.D.
Janet Barlow has been an O&M instructor for 25 years and is active in the transportation engineering community.