Towards a New Generation of Smart Devices for Mobility Assistance: CloudWalker, a Cloud-Enabled Cyber-Pbysical System

Ricardo Mello, Mario Jimenez, Franco Souza, Moises R.N. Ribeiro, Anselmo Frizera-Neto

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Abstract

The increased computational complexity demanded by recent algorithms and techniques applied to healthcare and social robotics, often limited by the robot's embedded hardware, coupled with advancements on networking and cloud computing enabled the so-called cloud robotics paradigm. This work explores cloud robotics concepts pointing at opportunities on the design and development of robotic platforms used for patient mobility assistance. Moreover, we present CloudWalker, a cloud-enabled cyber-physical system to assist mobility impaired individuals. The conception of such system envisions the integration of smart walkers and remote cloud computing platforms, aiming at expanding the range of features these devices can offer to users, patients, healthcare professionals, and family members. Results from validation experiments point to the emergence of a new generation of smart walkers and assistive devices in general, designed to leverage cloud computing concepts to provide an extended range of services to users, relatives, and healthcare professionals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBIOROB 2018 - 7th IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages439-444
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538681831
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 9 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event7th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BIOROB 2018 - Enschede, Netherlands
Duration: Aug 26 2018Aug 29 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE RAS and EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics
Volume2018-August
ISSN (Print)2155-1774

Conference

Conference7th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics, BIOROB 2018
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityEnschede
Period8/26/188/29/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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