Lost? Let the Finger-Pointing Begin

Fredette, Michelle
February 2013
Campus Technology Magazine;Feb2013, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p32
The article focuses on the wayfinding technology, which is a digital sign technology that provides customized directions in the vicinity of campuses and their buildings for emergency use. According to Andy Gomez, vice-president of TouchQuest, wayfinding technology depends on touchscreen and finger-gesturing applications. The article states that many schools are already using wayfinding technology to be prepared at times of emergencies like natural disasters and gunman attacks.


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