In many urban and extra-urban contexts, public buildings and places of interest, there are still many barriers which make the mobility of wheelchair users extremely difficult - even for short-range movements.
The most recent technological innovations, incorporated into mobility aids - and wheelchairs in particular - allow the production of instruments enhancing wheelchair users’ autonomy and mobility. As a consequence, the possibilities of autonomous movement are enhanced and accessibility becomes a whole new concept.
The Kimap digital ecosystem was born to answer to this increasing demand for information on accessibility. It is based on algorithms specifically developed for its functioning and composed of: an app, featuring a mapping system and an easy-to-use and multi-function navigator; an IoT device, which enhances the mapping quality thanks to its advanced technology; a community of users, sharing routes, troubles and obstacles related to the roads practicability. Therefore, the reliability of the shared information is guaranteed at its best by the community itself.,,
The Kimap digital ecosystem goes beyond the app providing the Kimappers with an easy-to-use IoT device able to carry out a continuous mapping activity
Kinoa is a new-born startup officially registered in the dedicated national register as innovative startup company in March 2016. It was born as a spin-off of reteSviluppo from the entrepreneurial spirit of Marco Scarselli (Co-founder) and Lapo Cecconi (Co-Founder) wih the collaboration of reteSviluppo, Iris Ricerche and Sistemi Territoriali. Kinoa's mission is the creation of innovative products through the integration of Internet of Things technology and Big Data.