Klaus-Peter Wegge is head of the Siemens Accessibility Competence Center.
In the frame of the LIVING INNOVATION project, he and his team designed and implemented a series of co-creation workshops for and with older persons and persons with disabilities identifying functional requirements and services for smart applications supporting their mobility. The workshop findings are being transferred to a DIN norm which is planned to be published at the end of 2021.
In cooperation with local partners, a first implementation is currently evaluated in large field trials. Blind persons and persons with walking impairments are able to retrieve real-time information from busses and traffic lights and can request services like tilting the bus at bus stops.