This page is dedicated to the “Eco-Mobility” project implemented under European Union Operation Programme Innovative Economy – priority axis I – research and development of new technologies – undertaking 1.3.1. - development projects. The research is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund in 85 %. The project manager was prof. Wlodzimierz Choromanski.
Also, this page concern is introduction of the project’s effects and its continuation. Intension of the project’s authors is to start a new way of thinking about mobility in a manner that would be based on redefining certain notions and would derive from the newest scientific achievements. Among the others this redefining would concern the perception of people with limited mobility as an important social group for which e.g. new transport means should not be specially designed. Instead, new transport means should be designed for the broadest spectrum of people without any special adaptation.
The notion “Eco-Mobility” in our understanding is formed of systems and resources concerning transport of people especially in metropolitan areas. The prefix “Eco” means that the above mentioned systems and resources are environment friendly – they don’t emit greenhouse gases directly into the atmosphere, they consume energy in an economical way – which is achieved both with technological and organizational means. Furthermore, they take into account the needs of people with limited mobility caused either by age, disease or accidents. The project concerns also the issue of restoring mobility to people who lost it, in this area innovative methods of bone fracture treatment and an innovative hip-joint have been proposed.
The project refers strongly to the tendency of research and implementation of innovative technologies, which can be observed world-wide (e.g. Automated People Movers & Automated Transit Systems, Automated Transit Network, driverless car etc.)
In the field of transport systems the projects refers to the idea of sustainable transport, that is based on three pillars:
1) Environment friendly transport
2) Economic transport (energy-efficient, with low operation costs)
3) Socially accepted transport (attractive enough to become a real alternative for individual car transit)
At the current stage the project is decided into 5 subtasks:
1) Personal Rapid Transit system
3) The system for verticalization and aiding the motion
4) Innovative wheelchairs: electric and manual
5) Orthopedic stabilizers for near-joint and long bone fracture treatment; polish hip-joint endoprosthesis
Let us invite you to further lecture about our project by watching a promotional video: