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Guided Augmented Independence Travel Aid (GAIT-Aid)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 6913G618P800112
Agency Tracking Number: 180FT1004
Amount: $143,990.03
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 180FT1
Solicitation Number: 6913G618QSBIR1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-09-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-03-09
Small Business Information
3504 Lake Lynda Dr., suite 400, Orlando, FL, 32817-1484
DUNS: 075104708
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Cali Fidopiastis
 Chief Scientist
 (407) 706-0977
 cali.fidopiastis@designinteractive.net
Business Contact
 John Stanney
Title: Chief Operating Officer
Phone: (407) 706-0977
Email: john.stanney@designinteractive.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Guided Augmented Independence Travel Aid (GAIT-Aid) 3/20/2018 Two million people in the U.S. never leave their homes, with 560,000 never leaving due to transportation challenges. Critically, the likelihood of transportation challenges increases fourfold for people with disabilities. Lack of mobility outside the home causes decreased social and economic participation and deteriorated health. Fortunately, an opportunity exists to leverage augmented reality (AR) to remove barriers to independent public transit use, regardless of individual abilities. Toward that end, Design Interactive proposes the Guided Augmented Independence Travel Aid (GAIT-Aid), a mobile-enabled AR wayfinding aid for people using public transportation. GAIT-Aid will integrate data from geo-specific databases with public transit schedules and authored public transit station data to support public transit users across the entire travel chain, from route planning through arrival at the desired destination. GAIT-Aid will provide heavy support for perceptual, cognitive, and action-based information processing to support users with a range of ability levels. Objectives for the Phase I effort include review of existing wayfinding science and technology, user needs evaluation via survey and task analysis with potential end users, conceptual design of the GAIT-Aid software, development of a limited-scope feasibility demonstration, and Phase II planning to develop, evaluate, and refine a platform-independent functional prototype.

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