INSPEX: Design and Integration of a Portable/Wearable Smart Spatial Exploration System

S. Lesecq1,a, Julie Foucault1, M. Correvon2, P. Heck2, J. Barrett3, S. Rea3, F. Birot4, H. de Chaumont4, R. Banach5, J.-M. Van Gyseghem6, C. Jackson7, A. di Matteo8, V. Di Palma8, C. Ó'Murchú9 and A. Mathewson9
1Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CEA, LETI, Minatec Campus, 38054 Grenoble, France.
2CSEM SA, 2002 Neuchatel, Switzerland
3Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, Ireland
4GoSense, Lyon, France
5School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, U.K.
6University of Namur, Namur, Belgium
7SensL, Ireland
8STMicroelectronics Srl, Via Remo De Feo 1, 80022 Arzano, Naples, Italy
9Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland


The INSPEX H2020 project main objective is to inte-grate automotive-equivalent spatial exploration and obstacle detec-tion functionalities into a portable/wearable multi-sensor, miniatur-ised, low power device. The INSPEX system will detect and localise in real-time static and mobile obstacles under various environmen-tal conditions in 3D. Potential applications range from safer human navigation in reduced visibility, small robot/drone obstacle avoid-ance systems to navigation for the visually/mobility impaired, this latter being the primary use-case considered in the project.

Keywords: Surrounding perception, Spatial exploration, Integrat-ed system, Embedded, Low-power, Portable, Wearable, Health.

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