Lunch & Learn with IHCD | Smart Inclusive Cities: Three Digital Solutions T...

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Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD)

200 Portland Street

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The urban population is growing fast in cities that improve their services through digitization. But if the technology of the smart city is a means, the inclusive smart city is the goal. Otherwise the risk is to further increase the exclusion of people with disabilities and older people.

The challenge is clear: how do we take the profit of technologies to enhance mobility and safety with a human centered design approach?

Sylvain Denoncin, CEO of Okeenea, will cover three complementary existing solutions.

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Sylvain Denoncin is a French expert and speaker in assistive technologies. He participates in different ISO, CEN and AFNOR standardization commissions. He is president of AFPAPH, the French association of city accessibility professionals, which brings together about 50 companies.

He's CEO of Okeenea, leader in Europe for cities' inclusive technology. They research, develop, oversee manufacturing, and distribute tech solutions for the public right of way that eliminate barriers and ensure safe and independent navigation. The company recently won the NYC DOT call for innovations, "Enhancing Mobility for the Blind and Low Vision Community" with aBeacon, the third generation of accessible pedestrian signals.

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Institute for Human Centered Design (IHCD)

200 Portland Street

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Boston, MA 02114

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