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Blind Navigation Integration

Neo-Luna Navigation & Game Metasystem

From Ancient to Modern Cybernetics

Here I give a brief definition of Cybernetics, with a modern “Twist”:

A Modern Cybernetics Use-Case: Search and Rescue

Here, I conduct a simulated emergency Search and Rescue mission using an optimal fractal search algorithm.

A Cybernetic Canoe

This is our first water-vessel featuring direct steering controlled by the Neo-Luna Navigation & Game Metasystem:

Check out more example use-cases for the Neo-Luna Navigation & Game System at https://globaltactile.com

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Blindfolded Giant Slalom Ski Racing

On February 18, 2024, Vice-President Theresa and I made history.

Using distributed cognition in constant communication, I was able to blindfolded ski through an invisible downhill giant slalom course with static (jumps) and dynamic (skiers) obstacles. The course was set with the Luna Navigator, and skied using our patent-pending Neo-Luna Navigation & Game Metasystem, as a demonstration for tactical distributed cognition.

Here are two of our numerous races—every run was successful.

We are looking forward to competing next winter. Any challengers?

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Cyborg Golfing Hartland Businesses

Yesterday, Vice-President Theresa and I developed the Cyborg Golfing Game for Businesses. Here is my first round of play & scorecard (the images count as the scorecard).

Summary of scores: I skipped the first hole, so that’s a Bogey (0 points). Then I Eagled at Birch & Banyan and the US Post Office for 3 points each. The remaining 7 holes were Birdies for 2 points each.

Total Score: 20 Points For The First Cyborg Golf Game Ever Played.

Learn More and Play Our Asynchronous Golf Tournament at globaltactile.com/cyborg-golf

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New Cyborg Apps & Devices

Table Of Contents

A. Luna Navigator App

B. Neo Compass App

C. Vernier Acuity App

D. Autonomous Vehicle & Vessel Controller

New Cyborg Apps & Devices

A. Luna Navigator App

Luna Navigator Screen
Luna Navigator Icon

The Luna Navigator has been updated to include more features, including an Anticipator Stepper, Magnification Stepper, Trim Stepper, Tracking Algorithm Display, Incognito Switch, Route Information Display, and Waypoint Information Display.

Here is Luna being used following an invisible course set at Lapham Peak.

Get Luna for Free in the US!

B. Neo Compass App

Neo Compass Screen
Neo Compass Icon

While the Luna Navigator keeps you guided along courses, the all-new Neo Compass companion App lets you explore the world and make your own tracks. The Neo Compass features Heading, Latitude, Longitude, Pointer, and Bearing Displays, plus an 8-Point Cardinal Direction Rose, On Point Button, Bearing Stepper, Magnification Stepper, Trim Stepper, Tracking Algorithm Display, and Incognito Switch.

Get the Neo Compass App free in the US!

C. Vernier Acuity App

Vernier App Screen
Vernier App Icon

The Vernier App lets you use a Neo Controller for displaying Vernier Acuity Lines.

Get Vernier free in the US!

D. Autonomous Vehicle & Vessel Controller

Introducing the Amphibious Autonomous Vehicle and Vessel Controller — another Global Tactile exclusive:

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Neo Compass App

Table Of Contents

A. Guideline 2.1 – Information Needed

Vid. 1 — Initial pairing process

B. Guideline 4.3 – Design

Fig. 1 — Luna Navigator
Fig. 2 — Neo Compass
Tab. 1 — Luna & Neo Features

C. Guideline 4.3 – Design

Fig. 3 — Luna App Icon
Fig. 4 — Neo App Icon
Fig. 5 — Vernier App Icon

D. Closing Statement

E. Guideline 2.1 – Information Needed

Vid. 2 — Initial Pairing Process Repeated

History of App reviewer rejections — with developer responses

A. Guideline 2.1 – Information Needed

we need access to a video that demonstrates the current version of your app in use on a physical iOS device, which shows the initial pairing process and entire app workflow with the designated hardware.

provide a link to a demo video in the App Review Information section of App Store Connect, then reply to this message. The demo video must include the entire app workflow, beginning with pairing the iOS device to the hardware.

-App reviewer

Vid. 1 — Initial pairing process

B. Guideline 4.3 – Design

This app duplicates the content and functionality of other apps on the App Store, which is considered a form of spam.

Specifically, this app is available in the same locations as another identical app you submitted to the App Store.

-App reviewer

No, this app does not duplicate the content and functionality of Global Tactile’s, or ANY other apps on the App Store.

If you are specifically referring to the Luna Navigator by Global Tactile, then here is a list of similarities — AND MAJOR DIFFERENCES — in computational algorithm, form, and function:

First, let’s compare the user interfaces featuring completely different instrument clusters:

Fig. 1 Luna Navigator

Fig. 2 Neo Compass

Tab. 1 — Luna & Neo Features

Table 1 hi-lights the similarities and major differences between the Luna Navigator and Neo Compass:

The Neo Compass and Luna Navigator compare and contrast similar to Apple’s very own “Compass” and “Maps” Apps.

The Neo Compass serves blind people the same way Apple’s “Compass” App serves sighted people. It provides a robust visual-tactile COMPASS experience for blind orientation, and tactical orienteering. You can choose a bearing, based on an estimate of True North, and follow it. That is the necessary and sufficient definition of a compass.

Conversely, the Luna Navigator serves blind people the same way Apple’s “Maps” App serves sighted people. Luna allows users to LOAD MAPS and FOLLOW COURSES, thereby providing a robust visual-tactile NAVIGATION experience for blind and tactical navigation. Luna computes Geodesic routes based on location and orientation estimates.

There is no way to use the Luna Navigator as a tactile Compass, and there is no way to use the Neo Compass as a tactile Navigator. In fact, it is impossible to use either App in exchange for the other, because they compute different courses. These two products could not be more different in their functionality.

We would be more than happy to further help the reviewers understand the differences in functionality between a COMPASS and a NAVIGATOR.

C. Guideline 4.3 – Design

We noticed that your app icon is identical to the icons of other apps already submitted to the App Store.

Apps that use the same icon make it difficult for users to find apps and are considered a form of spam.

-App reviewer

Here is our NEW icon set for the Luna Navigator (all releases), Neo Compass (1.2+), and Vernier App (1.1+):

Fig. 3 — Luna Icon
Fig. 4. — Neo Icon (release 1.2+)
Fig. 5 — Vernier Icon (release 1.1+)

First, the Luna Navigator icon features a black background with a green stylized “G” on the left, pointing to a magenta Moravian star on the right.

Second, the Neo Compass icon features a black background with a green stylized “G” on the right, rotated upside-down, pointing to a magenta Moravian star on the left.

Third, the Vernier App (version 1.1+) icon features a green stylized “G” on the bottom, rotated 90 degrees, pointing to a magenta Moravian star above.

Although these icons correlate statistically, they in fact appear strikingly different to the visual system of a regular or visually-impaired user. The bright green curve sweeping along one side of the space, in contrast with the bright magenta sprite on the opposing side serves two functions simultaneously: 1) orientation matters and allows the low-vision and regular user to find the correct icon using the aforementioned cues; and 2) it unifies our product line.

D. Closing statement

Thank you for your continued consideration. We hope we have provided sufficient information, and we would be happy to elaborate and clarify as necessary and requested.

If you have any further questions, as always please feel free to contact me at anytime.

Thank you

Christopher S. Kallie, Ph.D.
Creator & President

(262) 563-1145
GlobalTactile.com
Kallie@GlobalTactile.com

Global Tactile, LLC
155 E Capitol Dr, Ste 9F
Hartland, WI 53029

E. Guideline 2.1 – Information Needed

we need access to a video that demonstrates the current version of your app in use on a physical iOS device, which shows the initial pairing process and entire app workflow with the designated hardware.

-App reviewer

Vid. 2 – Initial Pairing Process Repeated

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Launch Luna!

Greetings Future Cyborgs

Welcome to the Neo-Luna Metasystem transition portal, where mortals become superhuman.

I am Dr. Kallie, the Founder and President of Global Tactile. This week, we will discuss a detailed guide on how to use the Neo-Luna Navigation & Game System. Furthermore, we will cover the various licensing tiers associated with the Neo-Luna Navigation & Game System. Our agenda also includes a session on optimization tips for peak cybernetic performance — through at-home learning, backyard training, and wilderness gaming.

Borg Up Yourself

Additionally, we shall examine the all-new User Manual for the newly updated Luna Navigator App, version 1.0.0. We will also explore the super-human capabilities of the high-performance force-feedback Neo Controller, delve into the intricacies of Neo-Luna Games, and discuss the asynchronous competitive Neo-Luna Racing Metasystem.

Game Reality

So, if you are a Strong, Wild, and Free American, and you wish to become superhuman, then download the Luna App (free in America!), and take notes as you prepare yourself for the Ultimate Cyborg Reality with the Neo-Luna Cybernetic Metasystem — Exclusively from Global Tactile — GlobalTactile.com!

Be Super, Human

Software App & iPhone Settings

Step 1: download Luna Navigator from App Store.

Step 2: adjust your iPhone’s Compass settings for optimal cybernetic performance. For best performance of the Luna Navigator, use the following settings on your iPhone:

Essential iPhone Compass Settings:

  • Turn On — Precise Location
  • Turn On — Use True North

Highly recommended iPhone Settings for extended navigation and gaming performance:

  • Turn Off — Auto Lock
  • Turn Off — Auto-Brightness
  • Turn Off — Orientation Lock

Optional iPhone Settings: If you are blind or visually impaired, the Luna Navigator works great with VoiceOver. If you are normally sighted, and use your iPhone visually, we recommend that you do not turn on VoiceOver, unless you want to make your iPhone’s interface to behave unpredictably. VoiceOver requires training to use effectively. If you are proficient in using VoiceOver, you may follow this Guide using VoiceOver.

Congratulations! Now that you have the essential and recommended settings, your Luna Navigator will be ready for Cybernetic Racing & Games!

Quick-Start: Using the Luna Navigator

For super-fast and super-human Navigation, Cybernetic Racing, & Games, the Luna Navigator is super high performance, all within your pocket. Here’s how to operate Luna for best results:

The Luna Navigator User Interface, from top to bottom:

Luna 1.0.0 has a single, simple, and powerful User Interface. From top to bottom, the Luna Console (User Interface) displays:

Heading 000.0 Degrees
Latitude 00.000000 N -S
Longitude -00.000000 E -W
Pointer 00.0 Degrees
Distance 0000.0 Meters
Bearing 00.0 Degrees
Route 100 Map
Anticipator -+ 4.0
Magnification -+ 2.0
Trim -+ 0.0
Tracking Geometric 1
Incognito Switch
Route
Route Information
Waypoint
Waypoint Information

Luna Navigator Properties

Luna Display

The Luna display features colored text over a black background for maintaining visual adaptation to the environment and battery conservation. Plus Luna is designed to send feedback signals to the Neo Controller, which eliminates retinal screen fatigue and further extends the battery life of your iPhone while navigating.

Luna displays only essential information for position and navigation, and is specifically designed to keep your eyes adapted to your environment instead of a bright screen — providing a tactical visual advantage in perceptually-challenging environments and circumstances.

Luna Inputs

Map Button & Route Selector

The Map button allows you to load personal and shared maps using the built-in iOS file system. The Route Selector allows you to scroll through and select routes from the currently loaded map. 

Luna Outputs

Attitude: Heading, Latitude & Longitude

The Attitude Properties (Heading, Latitude & Longitude) show the iPhone’s current location and orientation relative to the Globe. Heading updates at 10 Hz, and Coordinates (Latitude & Longitude) update at 1 Hz.

Navigation: Pointer, Distance & Bearing

The Navigation Properties (Pointer, Distance & Bearing) report the current shortest (geodesic) path to the next waypoint. Pointer shows the iPhone’s angle relative to the next waypoint in degrees (i.e., Bearing minus Heading, -180 to +180 degrees). Pointer and Bearing are shown in degrees, and Distance is shown in meters. Angles are updated at 10 Hz, and Distance updates at 1 Hz.

Vibration: On-Point

Luna vibrates On-Point (±3 Degrees) for classic/traditional/compact/discreet assisted navigation without the optional Neo Controller. Since Luna uses built-in vibration, the user receives 100 samples per minute (equal to 1.67 Hz) vibration-feedback with Luna alone. When the optional Neo Controller is switched on, Luna stops vibrating-on-point, and Neo provides super-fast and enhanced feedback to the user.

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Luna Navigator 1.0.0

Subtitle: Cybernetic Racing & Games

Category: Navigation, Games (Action & Racing)

Description

Introducing the next-generation Neo-Luna Navigation & Game System by Global Tactile, LLC.

The Luna Navigator is designed for global, asynchronous, tactical gaming and racing. It is an intuitive, fast, and precise navigation and gaming application specifically tailored for iPhone users. When combined with the patent-pending force-feedback Neo Controller, the Luna Navigator provides exceptionally fast and high-performance sightless tactical navigation through Neo’s Tactile Reticle. The innovative Neo Controller enables navigation and control through a pair of tactile lines that users can perceive through touch or sight. This pioneering design allows for dynamic sightless navigation through force-feedback control.

Every tactical navigator knows how hard it can be to use a bright screen in the dark during sensitive missions. The Neo-Luna Navigation System is made to help with that. It lets users keep their vision sharp for the mission while still navigating well. This tool works great, and you can use it with or without looking at a screen. It gives smooth guidance for routes, whether you’re working alone or with others on maps, games, or missions.

The Luna app is versatile and works well with or without the Neo Controller. When used alone, Luna provides a simple and efficient text and vibration-based navigation system suitable for sighted, visually impaired, and tactical navigators. It can be carried, worn, or mounted in vehicles, offering hands-on or hands-free navigation options through sight or touch. When paired with the optional Neo Controller, Luna seamlessly works with Neo to provide superior touch-based navigation through Neo’s unique Tactile Reticle.

The Luna App and Neo Controller work well together in tough conditions. They can be used hands-on, even with protective clothing like pants, jackets, and gloves. They can also be used as a hands-free or body-worn system, or mounted for on-the-spot reference using sight, sound, or touch. The Neo-Luna Navigation System provides a strong, multi-purpose navigation experience, meeting users’ needs anytime and anywhere, all in one innovative package.

Features & Functions

What’s New In This Version

Anticipator

The recently introduced Anticipator function incorporates a variety of new features and benefits. For pedestrian and high-accuracy navigation through courses, choose a smaller number (e.g., Default = 4 meters). For anchoring to a location, choose 0. And for high-speed navigation through courses (e.g., on vehicles and vessels)

Magnification

Magnification Stepper allows finer and coarser response between Luna’s and Neo’s Rotation. Default = 2 (same as Luna 0.1), ranges between 1 and 4.

Trim

Trim can be adjusted to accommodate new or modified tactile interfaces if software calibration is unavailable.

Tracking

Luna 1.0 now featuring new and improved biometric tracking to keep you moving straighter and faster through tactical maneuvers and racing corses. Tracking mode is now displayed to allow easy and positive switching between Geometric tracking (recommended for vehicles & vessels) and Biometric tracking (for handheld and body-worn use).

Incognito

The all-new Incognito switch allows stealth navigation and asynchronous and distributed location competitions.

Route

Route information is now displayed for each selected route.

Waypoint

Waypoint information is now displayed for each waypoint during navigation, allowing dynamic updating of the present course.

Keywords

Performance Cybernetics, Cyborg Gaming, Navigation, Blind Navigation, Tactical Missions

Support URL

Marketing URL

Versions

0.1.2 Initial Release 2022

1.0.0 Release Early January 2023

Copyright

2017-2024 Global Tactile, LLC