Model of guidance for visually impaired persons in the traffic network

Dragan Peraković, Marko Periša, Vladimir Remenar
  • Transportation Research Part F Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, May 2015, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2015.03.007

Model of guidance for visually impaired persons in the traffic network

What is it about?

Based on the carried out research and the used scientific methods the dynamic model has been defined and it is based on relevant parameters of guidance and navigation, and on the application of the information and communication technologies and services. The information provided to the user, by the system, is defined according to the currently available technologies. The model was efficiency tested on a real system of the traffic network of the City of Zagreb.

Why is it important?

The results of model testing are reflected in the higher degree of safety during user’s movement along the traffic network by providing precise information about the user’s location and the environment.

Perspectives

Dr Marko Perisa (Author)
Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences

A blind and visually impaired persons today in their movement tend to become as independent as possible and perform their movement in a coordinated manner. The purpose of this study has been to provide a higher level of safety for the blind or visually impaired person by implementing new technologies and services and by obtaining precise information about the location and the environment while moving along the traffic network of the City of Zagreb. The dynamic model of guidance and navigation of the users has been defined according to the relevant traffic, technological and education and rehabilitation parameters whose role is important for defining the users’ requests.

The following have contributed to this page: Dr Marko Perisa and Professor Dragan Perakovic