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TitleAssistive mobility devices focusing on smart walkers : classification and review
Author(s)Martins, Maria M.
Santos, Cristina
Frizera Neto, Anselmo
Ceres, R.
KeywordsAssistive mobility technology
Smart Walkers
Rehabilitation
Issue date2012
PublisherElsevier
JournalRobotics and Autonomous Systems
Abstract(s)In an aging society it is extremely important to develop devices, which can support and aid the elderly in their daily life. This demands means and tools that extend independent living and promote improved health. Thus, the goal of this article is to review the state of the art in the robotic technology for mobility assistive devices for people with mobility disabilities. The important role that robotics can play in mobility assistive devices is presented, as well as the identification and survey of mobility assistive devices subsystems with a particular focus on the walkers technology. The advances in the walkers’ field have been enormous and have shown a great potential on helping people with mobility disabilities. Thus it is presented a review of the available literature of walkers and are discussed major advances that have been made and limitations to be overcome.
TypeArticle
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/14841
DOI10.1016/j.robot.2011.11.015
ISSN0921-8890
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessOpen access
Appears in Collections:DEI - Artigos em revistas internacionais

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