Independently to the backery? A quick visit to family or friends on the way? Walk to school alone? ‘Independently en route to …’ is not as selfevident for everyone as it might seem. People with an intellectual disability, elderly with (early) dementia, people with a brain injury or children feeling insecure in traffic for instance. They are therefore mostly accompanied by family members, friends and volunteers. But what if there is a need to make certain trips independently?
Viamigo offers the ideal solution! Thanks to this platform they can make trips without being accompanied. A personal coach monitors the user in real-time at a distance through the Viamigo website or a smartphone. Coaches are alerted of unexpected occurances and can take action when they deem it necessary. Help and advice is only a click away!
Explore the route with your coach until you can make the trip independently.
Your coach registers the routes that you’ve practised together.
Select the trip you want to make in the Viamigo-app. Your coach receives a signal.
Wait until your coach has given you approval to start your trip.
Off you go! You can now make the trip alone, but being supervised by a coach from a distance.
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When you leave and safely arrive at your destination
Thanks to the accurate location determination, your coach is notified when you deviate from the route, and can guide you back in the right direction
Unexpected travel speed is detected (e.g. a very high speed where you are supposed to be walking)..
When you leave safe zones and enter dangerous zones predefined by the coach.
When the battery level of your smartphone is low or when you have insufficient internetor GPS connection.
You are standing still too long at a certain location where this was not expected.
With our mobile service Viamigo, we aim to strengthen the self-confidence of people who are hesitant to travel alone or who encounter obstacles when travelling alone. Anyone using Viamigo, knows that they can request assistance at any time. That puts their mind at ease.
– An Neven, IMOB researcher –
Instituut voor Mobiliteit - Universiteit Hasselt - 2016©