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A Smart Walking Assistant for Safe Navigation in Complex Indoor Environments

  • M. Aggravi
  • A. Colombo
  • D. Fontanelli
  • A. Giannitrapani
  • D. Macii
  • F. Moro
  • P. Nazemzadeh
  • L. Palopoli
  • R. Passerone
  • D. Prattichizzo
  • T. Rizano
  • L. Rizzon
  • S. Scheggi
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Part of the Biosystems & Biorobotics book series (BIOSYSROB, volume 11)

Abstract

Large and crowded public places can easily disorientate elderly people. The EU FP7 project Devices for Assisted Living (DALi) aims at developing a robotic wheeled walker able to assist people with moderate cognitive problems to navigate in complex indoor environments where other people, obstacles and multiple points of interest may confuse or intimidate the users. The walking assistant, called c-Walker, is designed to monitor the space around the user, to detect possible hazards and to plan the best route towards a given point of interest. In this chapter, an overview of the system and some of its most important functions are described.

Keywords

Extended Kalman Filter Inertial Measurement Unit Route Planning Ambient Assist Live Assisted Person 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Notes

Acknowledgments

This work has been funded by the EU FP7 project Devices for Assisted Living (DALi), GA n° 288917, FP7. http://www.ict-dali.eu/dali

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Aggravi
    • 3
  • A. Colombo
    • 1
  • D. Fontanelli
    • 2
  • A. Giannitrapani
    • 3
  • D. Macii
    • 2
  • F. Moro
    • 1
  • P. Nazemzadeh
    • 1
  • L. Palopoli
    • 1
  • R. Passerone
    • 1
  • D. Prattichizzo
    • 3
  • T. Rizano
    • 1
  • L. Rizzon
    • 1
  • S. Scheggi
    • 3
  1. 1.DISI—University of TrentoTrentoItaly
  2. 2.DII—University of TrentoTrentoItaly
  3. 3.DIISM—University of SienaSienaItaly

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