Assistive Device for Guiding Visually Impaired People with Mobility Disorders

Mario F. Jimenez, Ricardo C. De Mello, Anselmo Frizera, Teodiano Bastos

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Abstract

Smart Walkers are robotic devices used to improve physical stability and sensorial support for visually impaired people with lower limb weakness or poor balance. Such devices offer support for people with cognitive disabilities and who cannot safely use conventional walkers. This work proposes an admittance controller to guide visually impaired people. Physical interaction between user and Smart Walker is used to haptically indicate the path to be followed. The user experience is evaluated through variation of control parameters and the predetermined path, which are used to improve the Human-Robot-Environment interaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHRI 2018 - Companion of the 2018 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages299-300
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450356152
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event13th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction, HRI 2018 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Mar 5 2018Mar 8 2018

Publication series

NameACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
ISSN (Electronic)2167-2148

Conference

Conference13th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction, HRI 2018
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period3/5/183/8/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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