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

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Geo-spatial type
Project Acronym
MobiHelfer II
STRIA Roadmaps
Connected and automated transport (CAT)
Smart mobility and services (SMO)
Transport mode
Multimodal icon
Transport policies
Societal/Economic issues
Transport sectors
Passenger transport



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
Public institution
Institution Name
FFG - Die Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft
Type of funding
Public (national/regional/local)
Other Programme
MdZ - 6. Ausschreibung 2015


Lead Organisation
Netwiss Og
Hohe Warte 46, 1190 Wien, Austria
Partner Organisations
"it-Experience" Informationstechnologie Gmbh
Rennweg 9/2/2, 1030 Wien, Austria


Technology Theme
Electric road vehicles
Vehicle concept for individuals with reduced mobility
Development phase
Demonstration/prototyping/Pilot Production

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