Challenge

Social Mobility HackForGood Barcelona 2018

It’s a smart blind cane and a mobile application. The smart cane is able to vibrate when the user is walking near a bike lane in order to advise the blind user and also to flash a LED lights to make them visible to the riders on the bike lanes. Also, the smart cane vibrate with a different pattern when is near a bus station. The application can say with voice the bus lanes that stops in that bus stops (if required for the user) and also, staying in the bus stop, can say the bus line that is stopping in that moment.

Benefits

It’s a reality that moving on a city today is dangerous. It’s dangerous because the same road is shared with other users who travel in other modes of transport such as car, motorcycle, bicycle, skating, skateboard, etc. The most modern cities, such as Barcelona, oblige cyclists and skaters to move in bike lanes. All this is very beneficial for general mobility so, although dangerous, it benefits the citizens. However, the problem remains in the fact that users who use these lanes have less “habit” than the rest of the pedestrians in coexisting with different lanes. However, for people with visual impairments, this is a big problem, since these modes of transport are silent and the bike lanes are usually visually marked with lines painted on the ground. This makes it even more difficult for these users to move safely through the streets. With #bvisible, we want make their lives easier.

Role in the project: Arduino + Android Developer.
Company: None.
Website: None.
Date: March 2018.
Project code: GitHub.
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Hackathon website: CARNET Hackathon Mobility 2018.