Continuous Geriatric Assessments Supported by a Mobile Service Robot: Movement Analysis

  • Melvin Isken
  • Andreas Hein
Part of the Advanced Technologies and Societal Change book series (ATSC)


This document describes a method to measure geriatric assessment data by using a mobile robotic platform that is able to track and analyze human motion parameters. The information gathered by this system can be used to assess the user’s health status. Geriatric mobility assessments conducted by a mobile robot provide significant advantages over current methodologies. For example, sensor data can be used to track multiple assessments at once. Additionally, the robot navigation capabilities can be enhanced by the use of geriatric assessment data. This paper concentrates on the movement analysis aspect of the whole system due to the limited space.


Mobile Robot Geriatric Assessment Gait Parameter Service Robot Kinect Sensor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of OldenburgOldenburgGermany

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