Adapting and managing spaces
for PRM with the
help of geolocation,
a realistic challenge
According to the WHO, more than 1 billion people worldwide have disabilities. Are we willing to leave them behind as we develop our cities, as well as in the access to indoor spaces or services? Definitely not. To do this, we need to reduce obstacles and implement technologies such as geolocation through mobile devices. The goal: to leave no one behind in this journey into the future.
In the future, we can design intelligent cities, avant-garde architectural spaces, sustainable vehicles, more humane streets… but to make real progress, no one should be left out of this development. For this reason, different organizations are fighting to make sure that people with physical, sensory, or intellectual limitations are considered in all this planning.
In this race towards futuristic urban planning, we run the risk of forgetting that people with reduced mobility (PRM) need the adaptation of existing spaces, services, and transport to be able to develop their lives normally and under the same standards as the rest of the population. But the diversity of this group makes it difficult to find a “magic-homogeneous solution” to make the world accessible to them.
Once the adapted spaces have been set up, architectural barriers have been eliminated, and signage has been improved and adjusted, the important thing is for the user to be able to move around independently. For this, we have a great ally, the smartphone that most of us already have in our pockets. If they can access clear and simple maps, detailed information on the route to follow, and the best adapted to your needs, through an app based on geopositioning, the visitor will feel much safer.
If you want to learn more about the important role of indoor and outdoor geolocation technology in the field of PRM assistance, request a free download of this whitepaper using the provided form.
What will you learn?
What is the current state of the sector of assistance to people with reduced mobility and what are the challenges it faces in the future, in addition to the essential role of technology.
How Situm’s solutions and indoor and outdoor location technology translate to PRM assistance to make it easier and more effective.