Customizable Navigation on Mobile Devices for Physically Impaired People

Christoph Boßmann, Bettina Harriehausen-Mühlbauer

Abstract

Physical disability means for affected persons a substantial restriction in their everyday life. A significant number of people throughout Germany were physically disabled, a not inconsiderable proportion of whom are in wheelchairs. Current market-relevant navigational systems such as Google Maps still do not provide profiles for mobility-impaired people or people in wheelchairs. With WheelScout it aims to create a navigational system for mobile devices that enables these people to make their way alone, meaning without being routed across barriers such as stairways or uneven surfaces. In this paper, it is shown how such a system can be developed and how its essential features, including the ability of individual customization for its users, can be realized.

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in Harvard Style

Boßmann C. and Harriehausen-Mühlbauer B. (2021). Customizable Navigation on Mobile Devices for Physically Impaired People. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE, ISBN 978-989-758-506-7, pages 244-255. DOI: 10.5220/0010527002440255


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ict4awe21,
author={Christoph Boßmann and Bettina Harriehausen-Mühlbauer},
title={Customizable Navigation on Mobile Devices for Physically Impaired People},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE,},
year={2021},
pages={244-255},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010527002440255},
isbn={978-989-758-506-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE,
TI - Customizable Navigation on Mobile Devices for Physically Impaired People
SN - 978-989-758-506-7
AU - Boßmann C.
AU - Harriehausen-Mühlbauer B.
PY - 2021
SP - 244
EP - 255
DO - 10.5220/0010527002440255