Reimagining the Use of Drones – Accessibility in Public Spaces

October 2018 - University of Cincinnati’s, Abdou Fall, reimagines the use of drones for daily citizen as an effective way to increase the accessibility of public spaces. Fall’s thesis paper addresses use cases and policy considerations for drones to operate as an assistive technology for people with mobility disabilities. The paper explores the capabilities of drones, such as replacements for lifts, and indoor mapping. Application of drone technology, as suggested in the paper, could assist in residential buildings as well as in public spaces. In the latter instance, it could save people with a physical disability time by informing them in advance if the building is accessible and to what extent. [Source: Abdou Fall, University of Cincinnati; Stefan Steveski, dronebelow]

Date of Publication: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018


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