Action Tagging in a Multi-User Indoor Environment for Behavioural Analysis Purposes

Guerra, Claudio ;   Bianchi, Valentina ;   De Munari, Ilaria ;   Ciampolini, Paolo

Tags Assistive technology for the ageing populationTechnologies for promoting health and wellbeingGerontechnology

As the EU population is becoming older and older, ICT solutions are becoming more and more relevant in order to find answers to the new...

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Design and Evaluation of a Smartphone Application for Non-Speech Sound Awareness for People with Hearing Loss

Mielke, Matthias ;   Brück, Rainer

Tags Technologies for promoting health and wellbeingAssistive technology for the ageing population

Auditory cues provide people with information about events outside of their field of view and can so help detecting potential hazards. People...

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Development and Pilot Testing of a Kneeling Ultralight Wheelchair Design

Mattie, Johanne ;   Leland, Danny ;   Borisoff, Jaimie F.

Tags Technologies for promoting health and wellbeingInnovations in active ageingTechnologies for active ageing

“Dynamic wheeled mobility” offers “on the fly” seating adjustments for wheelchair users such that various activities performed throughout...

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Early Detection of Sit-to-Stand Transitions in a Lower Limb Orthosis

Bell, Jason ;   Shen, Xiangrong ;   Sazonov, Edward

Tags Assistive technology for the ageing populationTechnologies for promoting health and wellbeingInnovations in active ageing

This paper describes a method for early detection of posture transitions in a powered orthotic brace purposed for assisting elderly people...

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Low Vision System for Rapid Near and Far-Field Magnification Switching

Ambrogi, Nicholas ;   Dias Carlson, Rachel ;   Gantner, Karl ;   Anisha, Gururaj ;   Hanumara, Nevan ;   Narain, Jaya ;   Winter, Amos ;   Zielske, Iris ;   Satgunam, PremNandhini ;   Kumar, Deepak ;   Gothwal, Vijaya

Tags Assistive technology for the ageing populationTechnologies for promoting health and wellbeing

People suffering from low vision, a condition caused by a variety of eye-related diseases and/or disorders, find their ability to read greatly...

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Promoting Autonomy in a Smart Home Environment with a Smarter Interface

Brennan, Chris ;   McCullagh, Paul ;   Galway, Leo ;   Lightbody, Gaye

Tags Assistive technology for the ageing populationTechnologies for active ageingInnovations in active ageing

In the not too distant future, the median population age will tend towards 65; an age at which the need for dependency increases. Most older...

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Towards Personalized Smart Wheelchairs: Lessons Learned from Discovery Interviews

Padir, Taskin

Tags Assistive technology for the ageing populationTechnologies for promoting health and wellbeing

We posit that it is necessary to investigate the personalization of smart wheelchairs in three aspects interfaces for interaction, controllers...

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User-Centric Design of a Personal Assistance Robot (FRASIER) for Active Aging

Padir, Taskin ;   Skorinko, Jeanine ;   Dimitrov, Velin

Tags Assistive technology for the ageing populationTechnologies for active ageing

We present our initial results from the design process for developing the Worchester Polytechnic Institute’s personal assistance robot,...

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