LBS for disabled people covers a very broad range of technologies. For instance, a connected city may provide people with information on which bus stop to use and when to expect the next service; or a map to indicate the accessible entrances to a building, rather than just an address.
The challenges are broader too. Some are shared with more commercial
• How do indoor navigation methods vary depending on the type of building?
• How should the technology be split between infrastructure and user devices?
Other challenges are different:
• Who will pay the costs of installation and maintenance?
• Who undertakes training of the disabled people to use these systems?
We will explore advances in assistive and adaptive technology, and in methods for accessible tourism. This is an event for providers and users of the technology and those looking for areas for innovation.
We have limited demo opportunities at the event for companies with relevant technology. If you would like to showcase your tech please contact CW for further information.
The purpose of the SIG is to promote and further the adoption of location as a value-added facility for a range of applications. Location Based Services are not about
The specific objectives are:
- Advocate location as a value-add to any appropriate application
- Encourage and support the creation of open APIs
- Develop and promote sustainable business models for LB
- Offer expertise to guide regulatory and standards development
- Provide expert input to sensitive issues such as privacy
- Foster interoperability between technologies and applications