We compare two different solutions to guide an older adult along a safe path using a robotic walking assistant (the c-Walker). The two solutions are based on tactile or acoustic stimuli, respectively, and suggest a direction of motion that the user is supposed to take on her own will. We describe the technological basis for the hardware components, and show specialised path following algorithms for each of the two solutions. The paper reports an extensive user validation activity, with a quantitative and qualitative analysis.

Sensory stimulation for human guidance in robot walkers: a comparison between haptic and acoustic solutions / Moro, Federico; De Angeli, Antonella; Fontanelli, Daniele; Passerone, Roberto; Prattichizzo, Domenico; Rizzon, Luca; Scheggi, Stefano; Targher, Stefano; Palopoli, Luigi. - ELETTRONICO. - (2016), pp. 1-6. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 2nd IEEE International Smart Cities Conference, ISC2 2016 tenutosi a Trento nel 12th-15th september 2016 [10.1109/ISC2.2016.7580811].

Sensory stimulation for human guidance in robot walkers: a comparison between haptic and acoustic solutions

Moro, Federico;De Angeli, Antonella;Fontanelli, Daniele;Passerone, Roberto;Rizzon, Luca;Targher, Stefano;Palopoli, Luigi
2016-01-01

Abstract

We compare two different solutions to guide an older adult along a safe path using a robotic walking assistant (the c-Walker). The two solutions are based on tactile or acoustic stimuli, respectively, and suggest a direction of motion that the user is supposed to take on her own will. We describe the technological basis for the hardware components, and show specialised path following algorithms for each of the two solutions. The paper reports an extensive user validation activity, with a quantitative and qualitative analysis.
IEEE 2nd International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2 2016): Improving the Citizens Quality of Life: Proceedings
Piscataway, NJ
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
9781509018451
Moro, Federico; De Angeli, Antonella; Fontanelli, Daniele; Passerone, Roberto; Prattichizzo, Domenico; Rizzon, Luca; Scheggi, Stefano; Targher, Stefano; Palopoli, Luigi
Sensory stimulation for human guidance in robot walkers: a comparison between haptic and acoustic solutions / Moro, Federico; De Angeli, Antonella; Fontanelli, Daniele; Passerone, Roberto; Prattichizzo, Domenico; Rizzon, Luca; Scheggi, Stefano; Targher, Stefano; Palopoli, Luigi. - ELETTRONICO. - (2016), pp. 1-6. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 2nd IEEE International Smart Cities Conference, ISC2 2016 tenutosi a Trento nel 12th-15th september 2016 [10.1109/ISC2.2016.7580811].
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