Internet of Things and digital solutions can enable and support independent mobility and accessibility. For instance, solutions can
- Provide information about the environment and context: For instance, multimodal travel information services combined with sensors and other contextual information can provide dynamic guidance and routing based on real-time information (when the right bus is coming, which roads are ploughed, etc.)
- Provide information about the person: Smart wearable devices can provide information to service personnel (e.g. recognizing special needs) or notifying family members about whereabouts and situation (e.g. arriving to destination as intended).
- Affecting the environment: Different interfaces can communicate with and react to the user’s presence and preferences (e.g. granting access or opening barriers, or automatically signaling the right bus to stop when arriving to a station).
What kind of IoT services supporting independent mobility have you come across and what kind of challenges do you think they might be best suited to address?