shikAI(視界)*

shikAI is a QR navigation system for the visually impaired.
We are developing shikAI so that the visually impaired can move around the station safely.
We will continue to develop shikAI with the aim of realizing "a world where all people can live with peace of mind" through the power of technology.

shikAI navigation system : how it works


QR-codes are first deployed at the metro station on top of the paving path for the visually impaired. The Qr-codes are exclusively installed on the dotted squares of the paving path. This allows the user to know when she is close to a QR-code.

When the user detects one of these dotted patterns in the path, she scans a QR-code using her smartphone. Our app then provides step by step instructions for navigation. The user can select from a list of destinations (every exit at the metro station, the ticket barrier, the toilet, a specific platform, etc) and start the navigation from any point in the station. She only needs to scan the QR-codes and follow the instructions to navigate from place to place.
※ shikAI application is made for iPhone and Android.

Development Status

2019/8/29–
Start of The final test trials at Tatsumi station and Shinkiba station
QR Code System
2018/8/6–
7th Start of test trials at Tatsumi station
QR Code System
2018/3/31
6th Test trial (at Tokyo Metro Central Offices)
QR Code System
2018/1/30,31
5th Test trial (Shinkiba training center)
Beacon System
2017/8/23,25
4th Demonstration trial (Shinkiba training center)
Beacon System
2017/6/26–28
3rd Demonstration trial (Shinkiba training center)
Beacon System
2017/6/7–8
2nd Test trial (Shinkiba training center)
Beacon System
2017/3/27
1st Test trial (Shinkiba training center)
Beacon System
2016/12
shikAI was awarded the first prize in the 2016 Tokyo Metro ACCELERATOR program

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