Esineiden internet ja älykkäät ympäristöt esteettömien liikkumispalveluiden mahdollistajana. Analyysikehikko suunnittelun tueksi

Olli Pihlajamaa (Corresponding author), Juho Kostiainen, Olli Kuusisto

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    The aim in this work was to examine the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT), a key enabler in the current digital transformation, from the viewpoint of accessibility solutions that make it easier for people with functional limitations to independently use public transport services. For this purpose, the authors developed a framework for analysing the use of public transport services and related activities, (potential) users of public transport and their functional limitations, and the operating environment in which public transport is used.
    Applying the framework to describe the problems and challenges to which solutions are sought is illustrated as a three-part process producing the description of the identified challenges as well as the functional and planning requirements for solutions to be specified or for the application of existing solutions. In the optimal situation, the description produced in the process can be used as an appendix detailing an assignment for a commission, public con-tract or an innovation competition.
    The functionality made possible by the Internet of Things in a human-oriented and IoT-based smart environment is modelled in a technology-independent manner into 1) its capacity to relay information to people and their personal devices about the world around them; 2) its capacity to make people, their state and needs visible to the world around them; and 3) the ability of people to influence activities around them through functions enabled by IoT.
    The potential of the Internet of Things is examined on the basis of examples by combining actions related to the use of public transport grouped in the framework with key functional obstacles, while at the same time reviewing the potential of IoT in this context. The examples describing the potential of IoT illustrate the use of the framework and demonstrate, in a concrete manner, how IoT can be incorporated into accessibility solutions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationHelsinki
    PublisherLiikenne- ja viestintävirasto Traficom
    Number of pages27
    ISBN (Electronic)978-952-311-355-8
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2019
    MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

    Publication series

    SeriesTraficomin tutkimuksia ja selvityksiä


    • Accessibility
    • Internet of Things
    • IoT
    • public transport


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