Navisens™ is a software-only solution designed to locate mobile devices in all environments: indoors within multi-level buildings, underground, and outdoors. Our patent-pending motionDNA™ technology processes data from inertial sensors (accelerometers and gyroscopes) found inside mobile devices to provide a 3D navigation solution with zero infrastructure.
No WiFi. No GPS. No Bluetooth beacons. No environment fingerprinting or calibration.
We spend 90% of our time indoors. Your app shouldn't be stuck outdoors. Our location platform leverages our motionDNA™ technology to fuse information from all available positioning technologies to provide a mobile positioning system that seamlessly continues tracking regardless of the environment and without environment calibration or fingerprinting.
Now that it’s easy to find your way in the real world with just a smartphone in hand, the next logical navigation frontier is indoors, where GPS doesn’t work and maps are often nonexistent. Australian startup Navisens says it has a plan to track everyone from firefighters searching through burning buildings to consumers wandering through shopping malls, without requiring any special wireless signals.Rachel Metz, MIT Technology Review
Using an approach known as "inertial navigation", modified from military and industrial applications and Dr Donikian's own work with firefighters and first responders, Navisens' algorithms process raw data gleaned from low-cost motion sensors on smartphones.Laura Locke, Technology reporter, San Francisco
When you’re outside on a clear day, GPS devices work like a charm, pinpointing your location to within a few metres. But step indoors (or, worse, underground), and the world’s most popular tracking system becomes almost useless. That’s where Sydney’s Navisens moves in.Andrew Braithwaite, Steve Brearton, Omar El Akkad, Iain Marlow and Nancy Won
Australian indoor navigation firm Navisens recently won the "Best Technology" award at the Launch Festival 2013 in the US for discovering how to do indoor and underground mapping without any infrastructure, including wi-fi networks.Technology Editor, Asher Moses
"Navisens did a great tech demo at Launch Conference . Ashod is building a strong company to capitalize on indoor location."Don Dodge, Launch 2013
Dr Ashod Donikian received his BE and PhD degrees from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) in 2003 and 2010, respectively. Ashod has worked on several projects involving sensing, manned and unmanned vehicles, and assistive technology. In 2007, Ashod spent 6 months residing in the US as a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley working on the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge, a highly regarded robotics challenge sponsored by the US government. Ashod has spent several years working as a research engineer on various robotics projects at UTS, and as an academic teaching within the UTS Faculty of Engineering.
Dr Gibson Hu received his BE and PhD degrees from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Gibson has many years experience in both theoretical and practical robotics with several academic papers published in international conferences. For two years has been apart of RoboCup (An international competition to promote robotics and AI research), competing in the @Home division. In addition, he has worked with industrial partners in the Mining Industry. Gibson has been in academia for over four years with experience in both lecturing and tutoring.