Patent Number: 8,880,327

Title: Method, apparatus and computer program for determining the location of a user in an area

Abstract: Apparatus for orientating a user in a space wherein the space comprises a plurality of zones of which only certain zones constitute functional zones wherein each functional zone includes a first type device containing information relating to the position of the zone in the space and wherein the first type device is reactive to the presence of a second type device associated with the user to provide the user with the information to determine the orientation of the user in the space. A method of orientating the user within the space and guiding the user toward one or more features in the space is also disclosed.

Inventors: Pazos; Fernando Pedrazzoli (Madrid, ES), Van Belle; Jacques C. (La Foret, FR)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G01C 21/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00