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ISC Technology Services Network Engineering Update and Augmented Reality Maps for Better Pedestrian Navigation

| 12:00pm to 1:30pm Room 108, The Arch

ISC Technology Services Network Engineering will be giving an update on several services. Firewalls, Wireless, upcoming Router OS upgrades, IAM, and Unified Communications will be among the topics discussed.
Penn Engineering will be presenting on a senior undergrad project to develop augmented reality maps. POWerNAV is designed to improve the pedestrian navigation process by overlaying data from a map, like building names and streets, onto the user view via augmented reality (AR). The overlay integrates map data with the real world, removing the need to consult a separate map. The team developed an app on the Epson Moverio BT-200 smartglasses, which runs Android. It uses sensor data to track user head orientation, and import map data from Google Maps. "Virtual objects" like destination beacons and animated path arrows are also supported. Also included is a Penn campus tour with the system to demonstrate what this kind of technology can be used for.