application

name of the application

EasyWheel

Reference

author(s), year

Menkens et al, 2011

Description

short description of the application (one-two sentences)

A mobile wheelchair navigation and support system, which enables wheelchairs users to obtain detailed and accurate information about barriers and obstacles in the public infrastructure.

deployment

status of deployment (for example: real-life project, testing, demonstration, …)

prototype

Target population

general, public transportation, users, car drivers, truck drivers, children, cyclists, …

wheelchair users

software type

open-source (in order to make unique campaigns) or proprietary software

proprietary software

transport mode

which modes of transport can be monitored (bicycle, public transportation, car, …)

wheelchair users and pedestrians

coordination

who can launch a campaign

There is no possibility to participate and launch your own campaigns.

Sensing technologies

which type of sensors or methodes are used to obtain data

GPS-signal and camera.

quantitative: what kind of data is measured

speed, distance, noise, location,…

Localization and visualization of the obstacles.

what type of qualitative data is gathered

Specific obstacles can be commented on by users (text) and even rated (scores).

what kind of data is calculated

CO², cost, health ; What is the basis of calculation (e.g. reference database, European guidelines for external costs, etc.)

POI’s linked with comments (classification) are tagged to a geo-location.

reporting method

which reporting method is used (for example: website or directly on the smartphone’s app, heat maps, dashboard, and/or reports)

smartphone app

visualisations

method of reporting (visualisation) of the collected data (qualitative representation can be a red or a green light, a text explaining the progress, while quantitative representation consists of numbers or statistics

All tagged POI’s are shown on a map as small icons, depending on their classification. By selecting a POI on the map, all stored information including accessibility information details are shown.

incentives

self-monitoring, gamification, rewards, social networks,…

There is a link to social media where all users are listed in a reputation, reward and ranking system.

applicability of results

are the results useable for policy-makers and how can they obtain this information?

not defined

limitations

gaps and limitations of the campaign or application

not defined

remarks

other important remarks for the review, links to other projects, …

While traveling on the calculated route, in case data was incorrecr or an undocumented barrier has been put up, the calculated route can be ranked and additional accessibility information or a new POI can be GEO-tagged.

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