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Sensibel maps rich narratives that enhance our response
to mobility, liveability and vitality. 

 

Sensibel is a participatory platform that enables citizens to share their travel stories through the simple act of placing a positive or negative point along their journey. Points can be annotated with text, and images.

Cycling is our least-understood and potentially most transformational mode of movement in cities.

Planning decisions are currently based on research undertaken at a specific time of year, or in review of a new piece of infrastructure. There’s currently no in depth understanding of the human experience of cycling or access to an ever evolving pool of user stories.
 

our approach

Version 1 Minimal Viable Product. Built on an Arduino based board and a Evothings App

Version 1 Minimal Viable Product. Built on an Arduino based board and a Evothings App

Capture
Capture crowdsourced points of interest that are recorded, photographed and annotated. 

Analyse
Analyse cluster and filter time-based geospatial records from a diverse range of users. 

Share
Share real stories from active citizens participating in positive and effective change. 

Proof of Concept
With an initial investment of $15,000 from Internet NZ, Fabriko developed a minimum viable product – a two button thumb activated device that sends rider feedback to a mobile phone, then to the cloud. The device and App, rapidly was prototyped at Fab Lab Chch and Fab Lab Wtgn over eight weeks.

Field tests carried out with a range of cyclists including Christchurch's bike share – Spark Bike

Field tests carried out with a range of cyclists including Christchurch's bike share – Spark Bike

Field Testing
Fabriko are currently conducting a series of trials to improve the product design and inform the development road maps. The objectives of the trials are:

  • Test the connectivity of the App and the device.
  • Gather user feedback on the concept of a community aggregated platform for cycling.
  • Collect user-defined definitions for “good” and “bad”.
  • Understand what would motivate and incentivise people to engage with the platform and cycle in general.
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Beta Button and App

With the support of Auckland University, Mackie Research, Christchurch City Council, Halberg foundation and Be.Accessible, a beta version of Sensibel has been released. The new platform is currently in closed trials and will be released in 2018.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT THE PROJECT WEBSITE


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