ASSISTANT - Aiding SuStainable Independent Senior TrAvellers to Navigate in Towns
This project developed a simple, but effective and robust technology to show elderly and users with special needs which vehicle to board, indicate the vehicle's arrival, and provide an alert when it is time to get off. The system included the capacity for detection and correction of any errors the user makes on a journey, and could be customised according to the precise needs and preferences of each user.
eACCESS+: the eAccessibility Network
We contributed with our expertise in media and document accessibility in developing the eAccess+ Hub and collected in one place all information related to accessible documents. To this extend we also liaised with traditional publishers and stakeholders advocating for web and document accessibility.
MOBILITY - mobile accessible floor plans
MOBILITY delivered a novel map annotation framework that allowed to enter annotations on top of existing map plans and contextualise them with assistive information. This framework was deployed at Frankfurt airport together with an enhanced indoor localisation technology based on WiFi signal strength and triangulation and a mobile application that converted map annotations into route information and presented it verbally to people with visual impairments. The project was coordinated by IN2 and funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
IC-IC Enhancing interconnectivity through infoconnectivity
IC-IC aimed to develop an InfoConnectivity System, involving the airports of Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris & Vienna, related ground transport & airlines, representing both short- and long-distance transport. IN2 participated in the first half of the project and worked in the specifications and design of the system.
An FP6 Integrated project funded by the European Commission. In a take-up action we customised and extended wearable computing tools to help visualy impaired persons navigate in outdoor environments. Inspired by Zaphod Beeblebrox, a character of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams we designed an assistive audio menu and instructions to help navigate complex information spaces.
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