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dc.contributor.authorMartins, Maria M.-
dc.contributor.authorSantos, Cristina-
dc.contributor.authorFrizera Neto, Anselmo-
dc.contributor.authorCeres, R.-
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-05T16:50:07Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-05T16:50:07Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.issn0921-8890por
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/14841-
dc.description.abstractIn 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.por
dc.language.isoengpor
dc.publisherElsevierpor
dc.rightsopenAccesspor
dc.subjectAssistive mobility technologypor
dc.subjectSmart Walkerspor
dc.subjectRehabilitationpor
dc.titleAssistive mobility devices focusing on smart walkers : classification and reviewpor
dc.typearticlepor
dc.peerreviewedyespor
sdum.publicationstatuspublishedpor
oaire.citationStartPage548por
oaire.citationEndPage562por
oaire.citationIssue4por
oaire.citationTitleRobotics and Autonomous Systemspor
oaire.citationVolume60por
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.robot.2011.11.015por
dc.subject.wosScience & Technologypor
sdum.journalRobotics and Autonomous Systemspor
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