Guiding Light for the Mobility Support of Seniors

Conference: Lebensqualität im Wandel von Demografie und Technik - 6. Deutscher AAL-Kongress mit Ausstellung
01/22/2013 - 01/23/2013 at Berlin, Deutschland

Proceedings: Lebensqualität im Wandel von Demografie und Technik

Pages: 12Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Kempter, Guido (University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg, Austria)
Ritter, Walter; Künz, Andreas (Fachhochschule Vorarlberg, Austria)

This paper shows how we develop and implement an intelligent light wayguidance system, which will attenuate age-related mobility impairments caused by reduced spatio-temporal orientation, worry about getting lost, and fear of falling. Guiding light consists of up to date lighting technologies, innovative intelligent control algorithms, smart mobility monitoring systems, and a distributed information system for mobility parameters of older persons. Together with end-users and all stakeholders these components can be combined with interpersonal care services. We will present work in progress of an ongoing project within AAL Joint Programme (AAL-2011-4-033).