Adaptive guidance for the elderly based on user intent and physical impairment

N. Nejatbakhsh, K. Kosuge

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Abstract

A realtime path modification algorithm based on user walking ability and intent is discussed in this paper. This path planning method is being tested by a passive-type mobility aid device called Omni RT Walker-II (ORTW-H) which its motion is exclusively generated by its user, while its controller constrains undesired motion by control of four servo brakes at each wheel assembly. The Potential Canal is an accessible area of the environment in which user-walker motion is constrained. Fall prevention is the first factor which is considered in realtime modification of the Potential Canal. User intent in modifying the accessible are is being interpreted by a force/moment sensor and is used for realtime modification of the Potential Canal. Experimental results by ORTW-II are provided and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - RO-MAN 2006 - The 15th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
Pages510-514
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventRO-MAN 2006 - The 15th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication - Hatfield, United Kingdom
Duration: 2006 Sep 62006 Sep 8

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication

Other

OtherRO-MAN 2006 - The 15th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityHatfield
Period06/9/606/9/8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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