Zero Barreras App Measures the Accessibility of the Common Elements of a Building

Built Environment, Europe, September 22 2020

SPAIN:  The Fundación Mutua de Propietarios presents ‘Zero Barreras’ , the first application for mobile devices that allows to easily measure the degree of accessibility of the common elements of a building, identifying the architectural barriers that a person with reduced mobility must face when accessing it.

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Zero Barreras allows to easily measure the degree of accessibility of the common elements of a building.

Thanks to the implementation of the latest technologies, such as artificial intelligence or machine learning , ‘Zero Barreras’ is a very intuitive and easy-to-use app, which allows the user to take real data on the accessibility of their own building and know the result instantly, being perfect for use by neighboring communities.

As Laura López Demarbre , vice president of the Fundación Mutua de Propietarios, points out, “the forced confinement has allowed us to experience the daily life of the 100,000 people who never leave home in Spain due to lack of accessibility in their building, as well as of the 1.8 million people who need help from third parties. Now, the ‘Zero Barriers’ app will make it easier for us to know what architectural barriers are and, thus, build a large map of the accessibility of residential buildings in Spain ” .

The operation of this app is very simple, since it has been designed so that the user can measure with his mobile, in a simple way, the degree of accessibility of the different common elements of his building , such as the elevator, the stairs, the portal, the mailboxes … To carry out these measurements, the user must simply stand in front of his building and complete the route from the street to the door of his house following the indications of the app, which will guide him to measure or provide information on each of the elements of the property: access from the street, type of intercom, measurements of the stairs, weight of the door, existence or not of ramp, width of the elevator, etc.

The user only has to observe the elements that are around him, answer the questions and collect the real data that the application indicates. Finally, ‘ Zero Barreras’ will evaluate the level of accessibility of each of the common elements of the building by providing an Accessibility Index of the property, expressed as a percentage.

Originally Published on geriatricarea

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