MOVEMENT - A modular and versatile mobility enhancement system
Kronreif, Gernot Panek, Paul Hüntemann, Alexander Cremers, Ger Hochgatterer, Andreas Fuerst, Martin Mayer, Peter Gelderblom, Gert Jan #
Computers helping people with special needs, proceedings vol:5105 pages:1244-1249
LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
11th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs Linz, AUSTRIA, JUL 09-11, 2008
This paper describes a novel robotic system which aims on supporting the mobility of elderly citizens and person,; with disabilities. The key innovation of this research project is the use of the concept of "Modular Mobility". According to this concept the system consists of a mobile (robotic) platform as core system and several dedicated "application modules". On demand the platform is being assigned to a particular task and automatically connects to an appropriate application module in order to accomplish the given task.