Hills are Evil!
by Overlay Media
How can digital tools help people with restricted mobility, find the best and easiest route between two places?
Overlay Media's ‘technical’ aim was the creation of a dynamic map overlay that provides people with restricted mobility, cyclists, skateboarders, the elderly, and people pushing pushchairs, the ability to identify the most appropriate route between two places. The route is determined based upon factors including gradients and surfaces.
Their ‘real world’ aim was to create a tool that can extend peoples’ independence by, for example, identifying routes between places that are optimised to suit individual circumstances, e.g. no hills or cobbles for wheelchair users.
Watch the project video on DShed