A Mobile Application to Provide Personalized Information for Mobility Impaired Tourists

  • Fernando Ribeiro
  • José Metrôlho
  • João Leal
  • Hugo Martins
  • Pedro Bastos
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 746)

Abstract

Mobile applications that are developed to assist disabled people in their tourist activities should go much further than simply providing information about points of interest or recommending places or routes based on the user location. Due the specific needs of each person in this group, they should be able to provide them with information about the most suitable points of interest and recommend them with the most suitable places to visit which should be contextualized according to their specific needs and interests. This work describes a proposal for a personalized system to assist mobility disabled people in their tourist activities. The system considers the accessibility features of each tourism service, or product, and the users’ preferences and disabilities and explores information about their interactions and opinions about each place, to recommend points of interest, routes and services that best suit their specific needs and interests.

Keywords

Accessible tourism Collaboration and sharing Disabled tourists Personalization Recommendation systems 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando Ribeiro
    • 1
    • 2
  • José Metrôlho
    • 1
  • João Leal
    • 1
  • Hugo Martins
    • 1
  • Pedro Bastos
    • 1
  1. 1.Polytechnic Institute of Castelo BrancoCastelo BrancoPortugal
  2. 2.ALGORITMI Research CentreUniversity of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal

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