Senior Honors Projects, 2020-current

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Date of Graduation

5-7-2020

ORCID

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3590-6975

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Department

Department of Computer Science

Advisor(s)

Michael C. Stewart

Nathan Sprague

Erin Brady

Abstract

Route-planning applications such as Google Maps and Apple Maps are used by millions of people each month. However, these mapping applications are optimized for vehicle navigation, and although they provide pedestrian routing, the route customization options aren’t sufficient for pedestrian users, especially those with mobility impairments. CampusPartner is an assistive mobile application that was designed with the purpose of supporting people with mobility impairments in planning and previewing their walking routes. By viewing routes in advance, users can see an overview and detailed information about them as well as turn-by-turn instructions. CampusPartner integrates existing services, GraphHopper, OpenStreetMap, and Mapbox, to provide navigation functionality. Users are able to create a profile upon opening the app, which will include information such as obstacles and road types to avoid, as well as their bookmarked or most commonly used routes. For example, if someone was looking for a route from one side of campus to the other and they couldn’t take stairs due to a mobility impairment, this app would assist them in determining the best route to take or notify them if they should look for an alternative form of transportation, such as a bus. Additionally, users are able to correct missing or inaccurate information, such as the absence of stairs on the map or temporary obstacles.

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