Domain: Research

Themes: Assistive & Accessible Technology, Inclusive Design

Street Rehab in India

Location: India

A busy street scene in India showing a broad range or motor and manually powered wheeled transport for disabled people

An EPSRC GCRF project the project tested a new methodology for creating accessible maps for fast-changing cities like Delhi. Using embedded sensors attached to wheelchairs, we mapped accessible and difficult to access routes. Initially, the project also aimed to capture rehabilitation metrics whilst pushing a wheelchair beyond a clinical environment, but instead the community of wheelchair users we worked with preferred to use the tool as an advocacy tool.

More information can be found in this paper.