The main deliverable for this project is a smartphone navigation app that addresses the specific mobility needs and priorities of seniors, improving their ability to travel around their cities. Once a prototype has been developed, the researchers will recruit seniors to test the app for a few weeks, then gather their feedback.
In order to find out what features would be most useful to their target user group, the researchers conducted a survey of more than 450 seniors in El Paso. The survey covered demographic information, lifestyle factors, and transportation habits and needs.
Key Survey Findings
GUILLERMINA GINA NUNEZ-MCHIRI
RAUL ALEJANDRO VARGAS ACOSTA
|Principal Investigator||Kelvin Cheu (UTEP)|
|Co-Principal Investigator||Natalia Villanueva-Rosales (UTEP), Joseph Chow (NYU)|
|Funding Source|| C2SMART: $140,000
University of Texas at El Paso (cost-match): $70,000
|Total Project Cost||$210,000|
|USDOT Award #||69A3551747124|
|Start and End Dates||3/1/2017 – 5/31/2019|
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