Spotover

SpotOver is a simple, secure, easy-to-use location-tracking app that enables you to locate and track in real-time, your friends and family. SpotOver uses your mobile phone’s Internet connection to locate and track your near and dear ones on a map. The app is lightweight, the user interface is simple to use and privacy is given prime importance, i.e., you have control over who can see you at any point in time. Others can see you only when you can also see them and vice versa.

Samvid

Few among us ever imagine how difficult simple tasks, like boarding a bus, become in the absence of good eyesight.This made us think - 'How can we provide independence to people with visual impairment to locate and board the right bus, at the right time?'

Samvid

Few among us ever imagine how difficult simple tasks, like boarding a bus, become in the absence of good eyesight. This made us think – ‘How can we provide independence to people with visual impairment to locate and board the right bus, at the right time?’

We realized that our solution had to be simple, affordable, portable, easy-to-use and non-obtrusive to the person carrying it.

After extensive research and concept trials, we created Samvid – a simple solution which uses a combination of mobile and Bluetooth technologies. Samvid can be looked at, as consisting of two parts; a low energy beacon on the bus allowing the bus to radiate its presence and a receiving device, which can interact, when in range, and notify the person via audio feedback. The receiving device can either be a phone with the Samvid app running or a custom wearable device. The phone and wearable device would also allow the visually impaired to change her/his bus number or destination, so that s/he can be notified when the right bus arrives. Moreover, Samvid can cater not only to the needs of people with visual impairment but also to the elderly and people unfamiliar with the local language.

Thanks to the constant endeavors of several disability organizations like the Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled, a number of education and livelihood opportunities are opening up for the disabled community. But accessibility issues continue to pose a challenge and prove to be an impediment for people with disabilities, from realizing their true potential. We hope that Samvid can be viewed as a step forward in addressing the accessibility issues, especially, in terms of transportation and commuting.

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Spotover

SpotOver is a simple, secure, easy-to-use location-tracking app that enables you to locate and track in real-time, your friends and family. SpotOver uses your mobile phone’s Internet connection to locate and track your near and dear ones on a map. The app is lightweight, the user interface is simple to use and privacy is given prime importance, i.e., you have control over who can see you at any point in time. Others can see you only when you can also see them and vice versa.

• A concerned parent wanting to keep track of her children who are returning from school in their school bus. The bus is delayed and you want to know if everything is okay. You can avoid frantic calls to the bus coordinator, school administrator, bus driver, whoever else. SpotOver will tell you exactly where the school bus is

• People in the family concerned about safety of their loved ones returning late from work – husband/ wife/ daughter. SpotOver will tell you precisely where they are and through its chat feature, enable you to interact with them and get more details

• A group of friends on a road trip wanting to keep track of each other. No more calls and crisscross messaging. With SpotOver, you just know whereabouts of each other and you can figure out how long it will take for you to get together again.

• Two friends scheduled to meet at a restaurant, and one of them has already reached the spot. With SpotOver you can track where your friend is and decide to order a starter while you wait (or not!) These are just some typical situations that our fist set of test users encountered. The list could be endless….Go ahead…. find your own instances, and use SpotOver in whatever way that suits you.

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