To help blind or visually impaired pedestrians navigate sidewalks and intersections affected by road construction safety, University of Minnesota researchers have developed a smartphone app under a project funded by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The app can detect upcoming work zones and provide routing instructions. It builds on a previously developed smartphone-based system that was designed to provide visually impaired pedestrians with geometric and signal timing information at signalized intersections.
Publisher: University of Minnesota, Center for Transportation Studies
Publication Date: September 2014
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Publication Types: News and Other Non-research Articles
Topics: Accessibility; Mobile Applications; Pedestrian Safety; Smartphones; Visually Impaired Persons; Work Zone Safety