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The mobility assistant for the blind and visually impaired

PROJECTS
Funding
European
European Union
Duration
-
Status
Complete
Geo-spatial type
Urban
Total project cost
€71 429
EU Contribution
€50 000
Project Acronym
Lazzus
STRIA Roadmaps
Smart mobility and services (SMO)
Transport mode
Multimodal icon
Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues,
Safety/Security,
Digitalisation
Transport sectors
Passenger transport

Overview

Link to CORDIS
Objectives

According to the World Health Organization, over 285 million people are visually impaired globally, and 28 million in Europe. That’s almost 4% of the population! Any of us could be blind someday... With problems like fear to unknown places, dependence, disorientation. We, Neosentec, represent the technological development in its favour.

The current GPS solutions are based on taking a person from point A to point B, leaving an empty space in between that prevents discovering new places. With Lazzus we fill that gap, since we are able to notify on their way if there is a bakery, a zebra crossing, stairs, street changes, etc, a person with visual impairment can now experience an unimaginable feeling of discovering new places through a smartphone as it was a flashlight and breaking all fear barriers.

Lazzus allows them to live unthinkable experiences, reducing their dependence and increasing their autonomy not only in their own city but elsewhere. Lazzus is now available in 29 countries (North, Centre and South America and Europe), proving its scalability. Also, we have been validated by users and ONCE (National Organisation of Spanish Blind people) and we have received several awards from important institutions such as Google, Vodafone, the European Investment Bank, Grupo 5 and the Internet Users Association, proving its potential in the market.

Our social impact will change the way thousands of people see the world, allowing new experiences to interact with their environment. This will increase their autonomy, their power to break down barriers and reduce the fear of the unknown. Lazzus, in short, aims to be the assistant for the mobility of the blind and visually impaired.

Funding

Parent Programmes
Institution Type
Public institution
Type of funding
Public (EU)
Specific funding programme
H2020-EU.3.
H2020-EU.2.3.
H2020-EU.2.1.
Other Programme
EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020 SME instrument

Partners

Lead Organisation
Organisation
Nuevo Sentido Tecnologico Realidad Aumentada Sociedad Limitada
Address
PARQUE TECNOLOGICO DE ASTURIAS, 53 EDIFICIO CEEI, 33428 LLANERA, Spain
EU Contribution
€50 000
Partner Organisations
EU Contribution
€0

Technologies

Technology Theme
Information systems
Technology
Sustainable urban mobility planning
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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