IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 11, November 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
W. I. S. J. de Alwis, S. P. P. G. Fernando, D. K. S. Dematagoda andN. Vithana
People with disabilities have common needs and requirements as ordinary people, apart from their disability. Disabled individuals who're in wheelchairs and are willing to travel often. Most of them have to fulfill some special requirements and needs before or when they travel. Some of them need special tools or equipment. Many of them carry an umbrella when they go outdoor, whereas normal people does. Currently, most of them have to rely on using a traditional umbrella as others do, or an umbrella which can fix to the wheelchair. After all, they sometimes find hard to use this equipment when they are in wheelchairs. They do need an assistance of another person. Furthermore, they need to hold the umbrella properly to cover from sun and rain. To overcome the issues, we were able to come up with i-Umb, a new device which helps especially to the disabled people in wheelchairs. This research paper briefly describes the research problem, the observations, and researchers which have done for these issues, the new i-umb device and its functionalities, and how our device would help them to solve those problems.