Do you know what a smartphone app that charges you money to press the snooze button, an energy-generating pavement, an anti-theft app for cyclists, a Grand Prize award winning disinfectant and a phenomenal photographic accessory all have in common?
They are all brilliant Hungarian inventions that were developed in 2015.
If we may be so bold, we’d like to add to that list the first route planner for Budapest that provides accessibility information of places and routes for wheelchair users.
We are delighted to post information about the first route planner for Budapest that provides accessibility information of places and routes for wheelchair users. This mobile application is called Route4U and is currently being developed by a Hungarian startup.
The Hungarian boffins have invented a scalable method to collect data (such as speed, stops, delays, vibration, falls, etc.) on wheelchair trips using the sensors of smartphones as well as manual feedback.
They apply this information to any routing requests via the app. They also encourage information collection by other pedestrians. For that they have elaborated a simplified method of information collection and provide this as a gamified collaborative augmented reality application. More info here and besides the upcoming mobile app, they have an interactive map as well here.
We highly appreciate the idea and it’s free!