A Rollator-Mounted Wayfinding System for the Elderly: Proof-of-Concept Design and Preliminary Technical EvaluationBy Kulyukin, Vladimir; LoPresti, Edmund; Kutiyanawala, Aliasgar; Simpson, Richard; Matthews, Judith T.; Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) 2007 Conference,
Publication Date: 2007
Paper describes the proof-of-concept design and preliminary technical evaluation of iWalker, a 3-sensor rollator-mounted wayfinding system for the elderly. The iWalker emphasizes a smart world perspective; a smart world is a physical space equipped with embedded sensors. The sensor suite consists of 3 sensors: an encoder, a digital compass, and a radio-frequency (RFID) reader and antenna. The RFID antenna attaches to the bottom of the rollator and detects small RFID tags embedded in RF-enabled carpet strips that can be placed on the floor anywhere in the environment. Results of preliminary testing and directions for future research are discussed. This paper was presented at the 2007 Annual Conference of the Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number O17004