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Indoor and Outdoor Mobility Assistance

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An overview of assistance for elderly or impaired users is given, developed in projects funded by the EU, BMBF, or DFG. For electric and non-electric wheelchairs, walkers and tricycles, modular hardware and software components have been realised as assistance “services” compensating for various kinds of age-related impairments, both physical (such as loss of force or visibility) and cognitive (such as mild dementia). In particular, mobility indoors and outdoors is supported by navigation, safety, security, and environment assistance. The status of development and field trials for functional usability are described.


  • Road Segment
  • Obstacle Avoidance
  • Mobility Platform
  • Laser Range Finder
  • Mild Dementia

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    Supported human autonomy for recovery and enhancement of cognitive and motor abilities using information technologies.

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    The project FATE, is funded as CIP-ICT-PSP-2011-5-297178 by the European Commission.

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    The project IDONTFALL, is funded as CIP-ICT-PSP-2011-5-297225 by the European Commission.

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    The project ASSAM, AAL-2011-4-062, is funded under the AAL Joint Programme by the European Commission and the national funding organisations Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung BMBF (DE), Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio (ES), and the Ministry of VWS (NL).


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Krieg-Brückner, B., Mandel, C., Budelmann, C., Gersdorf, B., Martínez, A.B. (2015). Indoor and Outdoor Mobility Assistance. In: Wichert, R., Klausing, H. (eds) Ambient Assisted Living. Advanced Technologies and Societal Change. Springer, Cham.

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