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Implementation, monitoring, data analysis and economic/operational feasibility study of a cluster of on grid and off grid sharing stations for micro mobility directed towards people with disabilities/reduced mobility

Grant number: 22/13702-2
Support Opportunities:Research Grants - Innovative Research in Small Business - PIPE
Duration: April 01, 2023 - March 31, 2024
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Transportation Engineering - Vehicles and Control Equipment
Convênio/Acordo: SEBRAE-SP
Principal Investigator:Júlio Oliveto Alves
Grantee:Júlio Oliveto Alves
Host Company:Livre Montagem de Produtos Assistivos S/A
CNAE: Fabricação de bicicletas e triciclos não-motorizados
City: São José dos Campos
Pesquisadores principais:
Ellen Christine de Souza Galvão ; Lucas Heiji de Moraes Miura
Associated researchers: Caio Santos de Santana Souza ; Fernando José Habib Moraes


The Project Implementation, monitoring, data analysis and economic/operational feasibility study of a cluster of on grid and off grid sharing stations for micromobility directed towards people with disabilities/reduced mobility"represents the practical implementation of the project MOB LIVRE, supported and funded by FAPESP and FINEP, regarding the development of stations for sharing electrical assistive devices which aim to assist the micromobility of people with disabilities or reduced mobility. This project has a partnership with the integrated center Acreditando, specialist in neuromotor recovery. This partnership allows the target audience of the project to have direct contact with the product, so that the assistive devices rental service may be tested in a controlled environment without the need to relocate people for testing, since the service will be offered in a place that already contains a large flow of people with mobility difficulties (a neuromotor recovery center), which are the target audience of the project. The project aims to establish three stations for sharing assistive sustainable electrical equipment: a station at the headquarters of the partner company, to assist customers and employees of the company; an off-grid station, self-sustaining, whose energy for its operation comes from the capture of solar energy through photovoltaic systems, installed in a place that has a high flow of people with reduced mobility; and a larger station, installed near a busy transportation point (subway), expanding the project's customer base beyond people with disabilities by seeking to incorporate the entire local population as potential customers, through the provision of electric scooters. The service will be made available through an app, though App Store and Play store. In this app, the users must register their personal and payment information. It uses a system of rental of electrical assistive devices per minute remuneration. The physical stations will have three distinct types of assistive electrical equipment for micromobility: wheelchair motorization kits KIT LIVRE, Tricycles TRI LIVRE and scooters. The station and its equipment will have locking and anti-theft systems, as well as GPS monitoring to ensure the user's and equipment's safety. The user will not have access to the internal circuit or the batteries of the equipment. Information regarding the correct use of the equipment, as well as mandatory security measures, will be made available by the application itself and must be agreed on prior to the release of the device for use. Data related to the use of the equipment will be collected throughout the project, referring to the frequency of use of each type of equipment, number of new customers, billing, routes most travelled by users and the evolution of their clinical condition. The databases will be analyzed at each stage of the process, following an economic feasibility study for the application of the large scale business model, seeking to expand and apply opportunities for improvement to each new station built. (AU)

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