Research Project on Travel App for People with Down’s Syndrome

Date: 27th January 2021

Al Majed Khan is a doctoral student at the University of Strathclyde and is researching how mobile and wearable devices can support people with Down’s syndrome. As part of this research, he is going to be running a series of research family discussion with people with Down’s Syndrome and their parents, carers, those who work or are otherwise involved in supporting people with Down’s Syndrome.

This family group discussion will last for about 60 minutes and we are planning for 2-4 people attending each group (one family at a time). In an earlier study, they evaluated a digital prototype to finalise the design requirements for smartphones to support walking navigation and access to public transport. The results were analysed and comprised the designed requirements into the final prototype to support barriers to independent travel.

To ensure the safety of the participants due to the result of COVID-19, they recorded a video that demonstrated travel from A to B using our developed app called “MYINDEPENDENTTRAVEL” and caregivers were tracking and monitoring the progress of the journey. The purpose of the study is to gather feedback on the demonstrated video to investigate how “MYINDEPENDENTTRAVEL” app can be used to better support barriers to independent travel. This study will focus on your experiences and suggestions to evaluate the level of adaption to independent travel through the developed app.

Please find the participant information sheet attached below for more information.

If you are interested in taking part in this research or would like more information, please do not hesitate to email Al Majed Khan directly on or project supervisor Dr Mark Dunlop on