Button by Neatebox

 
 

The Button App provides an alternative to the traditional button push at pedestrian crossing boxes. Over 10% of the UK population (6.5 Million) have mobility impairments that could result in an inability to press or even find pedestrian crossing boxes and cross safely.

With Button, the user can press the pedestrian crossing button with their phones or smart watches. This allows the user to focus on positioning and alignment ensuring a safe crossing.

 
 

Key Features

 

Automatic Push Enabled

Users can put the button press on an automatic loop to allow them to activate crossings while leaving their devices in their pocket. 

More Time to Cross

Users will start to cross from the edge of the pavement being perfectly aligned for a safe crossing. This will give them effectively more time to cross.

 Two visually impaired users crossing the street using Button by Neatebox. Photographer is holding phone showing Button connected to the crossing. 

Activate Audible Signal

The next update of the app will allow for users to activate the audible signal when they cross, which will be particularly useful for those with visual impairments.

DaTA-Driven Decisions

The system collects usage data with every interaction which can be used for the provision of more efficient traffic management and infrastructure planning. 

 

Case Studies

 

 Key Results of the Lynn Jones Research: Rating of ease of crossing without Button at 4.5 and with Button at 8.2.

Key Results of the Lynn Jones Research: Rating of ease of crossing without Button at 4.5 and with Button at 8.2.

The research was conducted by Lynn Jones Research on usability and user research to assess how easy or difficult it was for people with visual or mobility impairment to cross a street using the Neatebox app compared to doing so without the app. 

 Neatebox is featured in this guide of emerging technologies for authorities

Neatebox is featured in this guide of emerging technologies for authorities

The second edition of the Guide to Emerging Transport Technology by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and ITS United Kingdom Local Authority . It's a resource for local government officers, elected members and those working with local government to understand some of the challenges and opportunities that authorities will face in coming years in delivering local transport and highway services.

 In the IBP Market Research, participants rated the ease of traditional crossings with 4.5 and crossings with Button with 9.1.

In the IBP Market Research, participants rated the ease of traditional crossings with 4.5 and crossings with Button with 9.1.

The market research was conducted by IBP Strategy & Research to assess the success and impact of the Button install in Largs, a town on the Scottish West Coast. The project in Largs is a collaboration between Neatebox, Transport Scotland and the traffic system installation provider Scotland TranServ.

 

 

Request more Information 

 

Are you ready to upgrade your pedestrian crossings for disabled customers? We would love to learn more about your council and discuss how Button could work in your crossings. 

 
 
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Within the Button app there is the ability to “Request a Crossing”. Button users can request crossings on their daily journey and our team with get straight to work and contact the council. Have crossings in your area been requested?