SIMON: Assisted Mobility for Older and Impaired Users

SIMON (asSIsted Mobility for Older aNd impaired users) is a demonstration project with three large scale pilots in Madrid, Lisbon and Parma aiming to use information and communications technologies (ICT) services to promote the independent living and societal participation of mobility impaired people in the context of on-street public parking areas and multiple transport modes. The project tackles two main challenges: (1) Reduction of fraud by demonstrating the use of an ICT – enhanced European Disable Badge for public parking, both on the basis of physical, i.e. smartcards, and virtual access right tokens, i.e. e-access through mobile devices; and (2) Proposal of specific multimodal navigation solutions for elderly and disabled people, using open-data hubs and preexisting toolsets that will be populated and exploited with specific information, e.g. elevators located near sub-way stations. An additional challenge is the instantiation of a proven methodology for data privacy preservation and authentication of users. SIMON builds on existing mobility services, using the current infrastructure of the cities, and adds the required integration work to provide a seamless services integration layer which can be instantiated in different cities according to the specific context and the services available. Thus, from an ICT point of view, SIMON services are adaptable to heterogeneous environment, with different capabilities. The SIMON system platform supports some services that feed different applications, all of them accessible through different mobile devices. A backoffice also provides the access through a web application to let the public authority manage the whole system.


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  • Accession Number: 01613104
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 29 2016 8:38AM