J-GLOBAL ID:200904008236718590  Research Project code:0350014857 Update date:Nov. 01, 2004

The study on walking environment of the weak sighted people

Study period:2003 - 2004
Research overview:
The roads are important measures to move around for every person including the aged・the handicapped. The preparation of roads is mainly done for the automobiles and there has been paid scarce attention to comfortableness of walking on them. Lighting on the roads was also mainly prepared for the shake of automobiles' safety and lighting on the sidewalks was put into a secondary matter. However, lighting on the roads is essential for walking in the night and insufficiency of it causes a lot of inconvenience. Many of the people with sight defect are those with weak sight who have to fully utilize their poor sight・view to walk around and from them we hear a lot of complaints about difficulties when walking in the night. It's the people with sight defect who need proper lighting. In this study we will clarify characteristics of sighting abilities of the weak sighted people when walking in the night and propose a proper lighting system suitable for them.
Project Organization (1):
  • (E369000000)
Research budget: 2004: \926,000

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