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BNI Blindnavigation International


Blindnavigation International is a non-profit organization working to develop and supply assistant systems and precise navigational maps to blind, deafblind, and visually-challenged users. Research and development involves cooperation with blind and visually impaired people, as well as with international partners and worldwide organizations of the blind.

The technology behind these goals is almost as impressive as the related hardware and software costs. Your generous support will hasten the research and development of assistant systems, and the related services which support independent navigation in unknown environments.

BNI Blindnavigation International gGmbH (non-profit  organization) was founded in April 2007.







Persons with blindness und deafblindness are driving seated Segway (AddSeat).

Presentation of the results from test runs with blind and deafblind test persons at the SmartAccessibility during the DigitalWorld 2018 conference in Rome.


The photo depicts one of our blind test persons outdoors in a full stop emergency brake action.

With or without restrictions - driving the AddSeat is fun for all. The AddSeat has proven in many cases to be the perfect vehicule for people with physical restrictions - indoors as well as outdoors.

The aim of the current BNI research is to investigate the capabilities of seated Segways for people with sensory restrictions, too.

The results of the first test runs with blind and deafblind people will be presented during the SmartAccessibility 2018.