The main objective of the INCLUSION proposal is to provide the Target Users (mobility impaired people) with the possibility to experience end-to-end systems and pre-operative products able to guarantee their mobility in secure and safe conditions.
Everyone tests every day the difficulty to come in office or find a front office or a counter service. Disabled people feel these difficulties even more. Even a simple tour throughout the city can become for disabled citizens a big problem in terms of autonomy, safety, decrease of human relations and quality of life. For this reason, particular attention will be paid during the beginning phase of the INCLUSION project to understand and identify the user needs and, consequently, to translate them into mission requirements. Specifically, for people having a mobility disability, the real possibility to move is often subject to the presence of obstacles or barriers or to the difficulty to identify with reliability an a-priori accessible route. As a matter of fact, people on wheelchair move only in limited environments, typically near their home. The use of GPS signal only is not sufficient to guarantee the required positioning performance, because of its relatively poor standalone accuracy, its fading in urban scenarios and its unavailability inside buildings.
The INCLUSION project will lead to the definition, design, implementation and testing of a set of applications and products matching the needs of people on wheelchair. The INCLUSION solution shall strongly foresee the need of a “secure and safe” information provision where the positions shall be guaranteed and the user shall be informed if data do not respect the integrity parameter defined by the application. For this reason, the EGNOS, EDAS platforms and other innovative GNSS features will be widely adopted, experimented and promoted in the INCLUSION proposal also for increasing the understanding of such technologies within this particular target users community.