User-environment based navigation algorithm for an omnidirectional passive walking aid system

Naemeh Nejatbakhsh, Kazuhiro Kosuge

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Abstract

This work introduces a new indoor navigation method for an omnidirectional passive walking aid system, called Omni RT Walker-II. Omni RT Walker-II is the second version of a newly manufactured walking aid system with an omnidirectional platform which is controlled through merely control of MR rotary brakes and excludes actuators, aiming at higher safety and better functionality and maneuverability of the system. The proposed navigation method is unique in that it uses both environment information and human characteristics in order to provide its user with further freedom in handling the walker, and avoids abrupt movements of the system. The new method can assist the users with gait disorder and avoid turning over or falling while navigating the user to a destination. Experimental results are presented to evaluate the accuracy and quality of navigation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2005 IEEE 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2005
Pages178-181
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
Event2005 IEEE 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2005 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: 2005 Jun 282005 Jul 1

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2005 IEEE 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics
Volume2005

Other

Other2005 IEEE 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, ICORR 2005
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period05/6/2805/7/1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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