Smart Wristband System for Improving Quality of Life for Users in Traffic Environment
The aim of this research is to develop a smart wristband system architecture that provides real-time information to users in traffic environment. Users in traffic environment are persons with visual impairment, hearing impairment, and locomotor impairment, elderly, children, and persons without disabilities. The purpose of service is to provide users with accurate and real-time information and raising the level of quality of life. Previous research and solutions have provided information about user needs and demands. Conducted survey defined functionalities of system based on Cloud Computing for the Blind concept which provides 24/7 support for the delivery of services and safety of users. Architecture of the service is designed according to universal design and Ambient Assisted Living concept. With simulation testing and experimental methods based on the Arduino and Raspberry Pi platforms, the work of proposed system is tested in laboratory and real-world environment which proved real-time information delivery to users. Having the ability to notify users in real time will increase the level of autonomy and safety while moving through traffic network.
KeywordsSmart assistance Assistive technology Mobility Cloud computing
This research has been carried out as part of the project “System of automatic identification and informing of mobile entities in the traffic environment,” Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb, 2016. The research was awarded with Rector’s award at University of Zagreb, Zagreb in 2016.
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