Mobility

Driving Mobility & Independence through the use of Smart Assistive Technology



Author:  CCSATC & ReWalk

Published By:  CCSATC

Published on:  21 April, 2016

In this webinar Kristee Shepherd and Genny Kroll-Rosen from ReWalk discuss the prevalence of spinal injuries and the role that Smart Assistive Technology can play for Service Providers and Consumers. The use of exoskeleton technology is highlighted in this webinar as well as demonstrations of this technology in deployment. The presenters also explore the economic impact and future possibilities of Smart Assistive Technologies in the area of mobility for those with spinal injuries.



Category: Mobility Videos

Added by Nathaniel Hickey · 1 year ago

New Webinar Available: SAL - A Nutrition-Related Technological Resource for Older Adults


In this webinar QUT Nutrition and Dietician Students on placement at Community Resourcing present their project on developing an appropriate nutrition-related technological resource for older adults. 

Alice Blakely, Sissy Mok and Hui Bing Lee used their community placement to focus on the innovative use of technology in the nutrition field to encourage healthy eating in participants through a mobile text messaging system named SAL. Upon discovering a lack of assistive technology within the area of nutrition and health, and particularly in an Australian context, the students aimed to close this gap. This project successfully displayed how smart assistive technology can enhance nutritional outcomes as well as the overall health and wellbeing of participants. 

Please follow the link below to access the webinar: 

SAL - A Nutrition-Related Technological Resource for Older Adults 

Category: Future Trends & Possibilies Mobility

Added by Lisa Kelly · 1 year ago

Recent trends in assistive technology for mobility


Authors:  font-style: italic; line-height: 22.8667px;">Rachel E Cowan, Benjamin J Fregly, Michael L Boninger, Leighton Chan, Mary M Rodgers and

David J Reinkensmeyer

Published by: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation

Pubished on: 2012


Loss of physical mobility makes maximal participation in desired activities more difficult and in the worst case fully prevents participation. This paper surveys recent work in assistive technology to improve mobility for persons with a disability, drawing on examples observed during a tour of academic and industrial research sites in Europe.

The underlying theme of this recent work is a more seamless integration of the capabilities of the user and the assistive technology. This improved integration spans diverse technologies, including powered wheelchairs,prosthetic limbs, functional electrical stimulation, and wearable exoskeletons. Improved integration is being accomplished in three ways: 1) improving the assistive technology mechanics; 2) improving the user-technology physical interface; and 3) sharing of control between the user and the technology. We provide an overview of these improvements in user-technology integration and discuss whether such improvements have the potential to be transformative for people with mobility impairments.

Category: International Perspectives Mobility Smart AT General

Added by Tony Shaw · 2 years ago

Wheel-I-Am


 Author: Feros Care

Published By: Feros Care 

Published:  2016


Known as is Wheel-I-Am, is Feros Care’s latest recruit and is essentially an iPad mounted on a miniature Segway base.

The concept is simple – to keep seniors socially connected by using technology so residents who are less mobile and unable to go on social outings can still be part of the fun.

To view more information go to: http://www.feroscare.com.au/home-page/wheel-i-am/

Or watch the video: 


 

Category: Communication Future Trends & Possibilies Mobility Robotics Videos

Added by Ash-Lee Hall · 2 years ago

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.

Category: Mobility Robotics

Added by Ash-Lee Hall · 2 years ago

Smart Wheelchairs: A literature Review


Author: Richard Simpson

Published By: Journal of Research and Development

Published On: August 2005

Several studies have shown that both children and adults benefit substantially from access to a means of independent mobility. While the needs of many individuals with disabilities can be satisfied with traditional manual or powered wheelchairs, a segment of the disabled community finds it difficult or impossible to use wheelchairs independently. To accommodate this population, researchers have used technologies originally developed for mobile robots to create 'smart wheelchairs'. Smart wheelchairs have been the subject of research since the 1980s and have been developed on four continents. This article presents a summary of the current state of the art and directions for future research.

Category: Mobility Research Robotics Transport

Added by Ash-Lee Hall · 2 years ago