Mobility

Assistive Mobile Software for Public Transportation

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Executive Summary

The need of mobility on public transport for persons with visual impairment is mandatory. While traveling on a public transport, the simple ability to know the current location is almost impossible for such persons. To overcome this hurdle, the authors developed an assistive application that can alert its user to the proximity of all public transportation stops, giving emphasis to the chosen final stop. The application is adjustable to any transportation system and is particularly relevant to use in public transports that do not have any audio system available. The developed prototype runs on an Android OS device equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS).

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