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1. WO2020112356 - PLATEFORME DE LOCALISATION DE PASSAGERS

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WHAT IS CLAIMED:

1. A computer-implemented method of providing visual aid to a person within a navigable environment, the method comprising:

receiving, at one or more processors, via a computing device disposed within the navigable environment, an indication of an intent of a person to navigate within the navigable environment;

determining, via the one or more processors, a current location of the person within the navigable environment;

determining, via the one or more processors, based upon the received indication of the navigation intent, a destination of the person within the navigable environment;

determining, via the one or more processors, based upon the determination of the current location and destination, an activation arrangement comprising a determination of one or more visual aid devices to be activated within the navigable environment to guide the person from the current location to the destination; and

causing, via the one or more processors, activation of the one or more visual aid devices according to the activation arrangement.

2. The computer-implemented method of claim 1 , further comprising, after determining the activation arrangement:

continuously updating, via the one or more processors, the current location of the person while the person moves to the destination within the navigable environment,

wherein causing the activation the one or more visual aid devices to activate according to the activation arrangement comprises causing each visual aid device of the one or more visual aid devices to activate based upon a determination that the visual aid device is within a predetermined proximity of the current location of the person.

3. The computer-implemented method of either claim 1 or claim 2, wherein the computing device disposed within the navigable environment comprises a biometric device, and wherein receiving the indication of the navigation intent via the one or more processors comprises:

(i) receiving biometric data obtained via the biometric device, and

(ii) determining an identity of person within the navigable environment based upon received the biometric data.

4. The computer-implemented method of any one of claims 1 -3, wherein identifying the current location of the person within the navigable environment comprises determining, via one or more wireless positioning devices, a location of a wireless communication device corresponding to the person.

5. The computer-implemented method of any one of claims 1 -4, wherein the determination of the activation arrangement is based at least in part upon a determination of one or more environmental conditions within the navigable environment.

6. The computer-implemented method of any one of claims 1 -5, wherein determining the activation arrangement comprises determining one or more of an image, pattern, color, or lighting intensity to be displayed via the one or more visual aid devices.

7. The computer-implemented method of claim 6, wherein the one or more of the image, pattern, color, or lighting intensity is determined based upon a determined identity of the person within the navigable environment.

8. The computer-implemented method of any one of claims 1 -7, wherein determining the arrangement further comprises determining one or more audial aid devices to be activated within the navigable environment, and wherein the method further comprises causing the one or more audial aid devices to activate according to the activation arrangement to guide the person from the current location to the destination.

9. The computer-implemented method of any one of claims 1 -8, wherein determining the arrangement further comprises determining one or more haptic aid devices to be activated within the navigable environment, and wherein the method further comprises causing the one or more haptic aid devices to activate according to the navigation pattern to guide the person from the current location to the destination.

10. The computer-implemented method of any one of claims 1 -9, wherein the person within the navigable environment is a first person, and wherein the determined activation arrangement comprises a seatback unit corresponding to a second person located between the current location and the destination, and wherein causing activation of the one or more visual aid devices according to the activation arrangement comprises causing a visual alert to be

displayed via the seatback unit to notify the second person of movement of the first person in the navigable environment.

1 1 . A computing system comprising:

one or more processors; and

one or more computer memories storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed via the one or more processors, cause the computing system to:

receive, via a computing device disposed within the navigable environment, an indication of an intent of a person to navigate within the navigable environment;

determine a current location of the person within the navigable environment; determine, based upon the received indication of the navigation intent, a destination of the person within the navigable environment;

determine, based upon the determination of the current location and destination, an activation arrangement comprising one or more visual aid devices to be activated within the navigable environment to guide the person from the current location to the destination; and

cause the one or more visual aid devices to activate according to the activation arrangement.

12. The computing system of claim 1 1 , wherein the computer-executable

instructions, when executed via the one or more processors, cause the computing system to: continuously update the current location of the person while the person moves to the destination within the navigable environment,

wherein causing the activation the one or more visual aid devices to activate according to the activation arrangement comprises causing each visual aid device of the one or more visual aid devices to activate based upon a determination that the visual aid device is within a predetermined proximity of the current location of the person.

13. The computing system of either claim 1 1 or claim 12, wherein the computing device disposed within the navigable environment comprises a biometric device, and wherein receiving the indication of the navigation intent via the one or more processors comprises:

(i) receiving biometric data obtained via the biometric device; and

(ii) determining an identity of the person within the navigable environment based upon the received biometric data.

14. The computing system of any one of claims 1 1 -13, wherein identifying the current location of the person within the navigable environment comprises determining, via one or more wireless positioning devices, a location of a wireless communication device corresponding to the person.

15. The computing system of any one of claims 1 1 -14, wherein the determination of the activation arrangement is based at least in part upon a determination of one or more environmental conditions within the navigable environment.

16. The computing system of any one of claims 1 1 -15, wherein determining the activation arrangement comprises determining one or more of an image, pattern, color, or lighting intensity to be displayed via the one or more visual aid devices.

17. The computing system of claim 16, wherein the one or more of the image, pattern, color, or lighting intensity is determined based upon a determined identity of the person within the navigable environment.

18. The computing system of any one of claims 1 1 -17, wherein the activation arrangement further comprises one or more audial aid devices to be activated within the navigable environment, and wherein the computer-executable instructions, when executed via the one or more processors, further cause the computing system to cause the one or more audial aid devices to activate according to the activation arrangement to guide the person from the current location to the destination.

19. The computing system of any one of claims 1 1 -18, wherein the activation arrangement further comprises one or more haptic aid devices to be activated within the navigable environment, and

wherein the computer-executable instructions, when executed via the one or more processors, further cause the computing system to cause the one or more haptic aid devices to activate according to the activation arrangement to guide the person from the current location to the destination.

20. The computing system of any one of claims 1 1 -19, wherein the person within the navigable environment is a first person, and wherein the determined activation arrangement comprises a seatback unit corresponding to a second person located between the current

location and the destination, and wherein causing activation of the one or more visual aid devices according to the activation arrangement comprises causing a visual alert to be displayed via the seatback unit to notify the second person of movement of the first person in the navigable environment.