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Inclusive Smart City: An Exploratory Study

  • João Soares de Oliveira NetoEmail author
  • Sergio Takeo Kofuji
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9738)

Abstract

Smart City Projects are getting more and more attention from the academy, industry and government in a global scale. We investigate some problems People with Disabilities (PwD) face in the urban space; we also observed some improvements that assistive technology should have in order to assure autonomy and independency to each and every citizen. We walked along 1 km in the downtown area of São Paulo taking pictures and recorded a range of difficulties that impaired persons, elderly people, pregnant women and so forth can have while trying to orient themselves in metropolises. The results of this observation are the principles of a broader view of Smart Cities: Inclusive Smart Cities.

Keywords

Inclusive smart cities Accessibility Assistive technology Smart cities People with disabilities 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • João Soares de Oliveira Neto
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sergio Takeo Kofuji
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Technological and Exact Sciences (CETEC)University of Recôncavo da Bahia (UFRB)Cruz das AlmasBrazil
  2. 2.LSI - School of Engineering/Escola PolitécnicaUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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