Personal Adaptive Mobility Aid for the Infirm and Elderly Blind

Author: Gerard Lacey, Kenneth M. Dawon-Howe, David Vernon 

Published By: Computer Science Dept., School of Engineering, Trinity College Dublin

Published On:  2015

This technical report describes ongoing research into the development of a robotic mobility aid (PAM-AID) for people with a visually impairment who also require support during walking. These disabilities coincide most often in the elderly and as the elderly constitute almost two thirds of all blind people (due to the fact that blindness occurs most often in the over 65's).Some of the elderly blind have difficulty in using the common mobility aids such as the long cane or guide dog and consequently have little opportunity for independent exercise. PAM-AID will provide both a physical support during walking and a mobility aid thus providing an opportunity for independent activity. This report examines issues related to mobility for the blind and pays particular attention to the needs of the elderly or frail.

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· Mobility
· Robotics

· Assistive Technology
· Disability Support
· Impairment
· Older People