The AccessMap team is creating a mapping application that displays a variety of potential obstacles for people with limited mobility. The application incorporates mapping, elevation, sidewalk, construction, elevator location, and bus route data into a single interface for route planning. The application indicates the location of bus stops, elevators, and curb ramps, evaluates the slope of sections of sidewalk, and flags sidewalk closures due to construction.

Issues Involved or Addressed

The AccessMap team is developing a user experience and interface for individuals with limited mobility, aggregating multiple data sources, and developing a multi-obstacle path planning system.

Methods and Technologies

  • Machine learning
  • Geographic information system
  • User experience and user interface
  • Application development (iOS and Android)

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Human Centered Design and Engineering

Preferred Interests and Preparation

Interest and/or expertise in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, human centered design, informatics, communications, and public relations

Team Advisors

Anat Caspi