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Mobility companions to support equal mobility especially for non-routine routes

MobiHelfer II

Mobility companions to support equal mobility especially for non-routine routes
Original Language Title: 
Mobilitätsbegleiter zur Unterstützung der gleichberechtigten Mobilität speziell für Nicht-Routine-Wegen


National and international laws, rules and guidelines define, that an unrestricted access to all traffic systems have to be given for everybody, regardless of whether mobility impairments. But permanent accessibility for mobility cannot always be given because of several rebuilding, organisational and informational arrangements. Most persons with mobility impairments are pretty good organized to manage their everyday life. However apart of the daily routine there are often difficulties, which might reduce the mobility or make it impossible.

The project´s aim is to develop a communication technology-based system that connects humans who need help on especially non-routine-ways, with assisting persons that can give them the needed support, where their own mobility would be limited. Content - Persons that want to give support to others can register at the system "MobiHelfer". Humans who are reduced in their own mobility can ask for help via "MobiHelfer", wherever they need support on their way.

"MobiHelfer" is a digital interface that connects helpful people an persons in need. The network can be used via an smartphone-application or by giving a call to an agency. Method/implementation - There will be a survey first, to list all requirements the potential users have. Afterwards the legal and technical options need to be proofed. The next step is to develop the system "MobiHelfer" with the essential applications and the possibility to give an agency a call to get connected with another user. There will be a field test to see if the system works as expected. For this experiment an agency and the users will be built on a trial basis. Persons who need help in their mobility will be trained how to request for help, when using this new system. The results are important to see how trustworthy the system works, if users accept the system and how big the benefit in gaining their mobility is.

The Results of the project "MobiHelfer" should show if connecting people via such a network works technically and organisationally and if this system is accepted by persons who are limited in their own mobility. By developing a prototype and run pretest a basic for producing such a system will be established. "MobiHelfer" will be able to help many people with mobility impairments to manage their non-routine-ways.

Parent Programmes: 
Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
FFG - Die Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft
Type of funding:
Programme Other: 
MdZ - 6. Ausschreibung 2015
Lead Organisation: 

Netwiss Og

Hohe Warte 46
1190 Wien
Partner Organisations: 

"it-Experience" Informationstechnologie Gmbh

Rennweg 9/2/2
1030 Wien

Tu Wien - Verkehrswissenschaften

Gußhausstraße 28
1040 Wien

Vereinigung Sehbehinderter Menschen

Marxergasse 27/14
1030 Wien
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