- about us
Streetlab, located in Institut de la Vision, in Paris (France), aims to improve the quality of life and provide inspiration for the blind and visually impaired people. In addition, Streetlab works to raise awareness of the larger community possible (public institutions, leading companies, and SMEs) on visual impairment and socio-economic impact of low vision in order to foster research, development and adaptation where needed.
All the projects gather three types of stakeholders building an ecosystem of innovation and representing the whole of the innovation chain:
Streetlab promotes projects aiming both at adapting existing products/services to specific needs of visually impaired people, and at developing new products, functionalities or services specific to this targeted audience.
Streetlab mainly focuses on innovations in the fields of mobility, house accessibility and comfort, lighting, transport and access to public information.
The Living Lab approach rely on an integrated offer organised around 3 elements:
Ø An human factors approach, involving a multidisciplinary team (low vision experts, ergonomists, occupational therapists, accessibility experts)
Ø Two innovative experimental platforms, Homelab and Artificial street, built up respectively, as realistic home and shopping street
Ø A large end-users - blind and/or partially sighted people - panel
References and Track Record
Through a broad range of R&D collaborative projects, results and impacts have been obtained.
- Development of innovative visual aids optimizing residual vision, such as enhanced reality non-immersive head-mounted display.
- Evaluation of use and impact of humanoid robot as a comprehensive assistant for persons suffering from loss of autonomy.
- Co-design and evaluation of mobility solutions: Pedestrian GPS system, tablet application, Computer of route, adapted urban furniture.
- In-door and out-door lighting impact and comfort evaluation
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