Gharebaghi, Amin

amin.gharebaghi.1@ulaval.ca



Cycle : 3e
Directeur : Mir Abolfazl Mostafavi
Codirecteur : Geoffrey Edwards

Sujet : Cartographie de l’accessibilité pour des personnes à mobilité réduite


Résumé :

In most societies, persons with disabilities are excluded from numerous aspects of social participation. This is because the special needs of these persons are not usually taken into consideration in the development of cities, public places, new technologies and services. This affects their daily activities and their efficient engagement in social roles such as participating in community and family life as well as going to work, school, and the market.
One of the ways to assist people with limited mobility in urban areas is to find accessible paths that take into account their limitations. Indeed, ensuring safe navigation by these people in an urban area can increase their social participation. In order to address this issue, the MobiliSIG project “Development of a mobile multimodal assistive technology for the navigation of persons with disabilities in urban area” was launched in 2013. The proposed research is framed within the broader research program of MobiliSIG, and addresses the specific issues of the assessment of accessibility of urban trajectories and the mapping of these trajectories based on the functional profile of the persons with motor disability.
The overall goal of MobiliSIG is to develop a mobile multimodal solution to assist people with disabilities to navigate urban environments. This is a multi-disciplinary project that integrates theories and methods from geomatics, computer science, cognitive science, health science and rehabilitation within a multidisciplinary team including both the Centre de recherche en géomatique (CRG) and the Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en réadaptation et intégration sociale (CIRRIS).
This research, as a part of the MobiliSIG project, attempts to provide bridges between geomatics, computer science, health and rehabilitation science by identifying appropriate foundational models, developing search and other pertinent algorithms, and refining methodologies needed to design the mobile multimodal assistive interface. The overall objective is to map urban accessibility for people with mobility impairments and develop an assessment framework for determining accessibility.

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