Navigation Aid for Mobility Assistant

Bernd Krieg-Brückner, Bernd Gersdorf, Christian Mandel, Christoph Budelmann, M.-S. Schröder

In: Joint CEWIT-TZI-acatech Workshop. Joint CEWIT-TZI-acatech Workshop (CEWIT-TZI-13) March 19-20 Bremen Germany IEEE 2013.


This paper introduces Navigation Aid as the first development of the European project Assistants for Safe Mobility (ASSAM). By fusing odometry, GPS and map information with the help of a Monte Carlo particle filter, we provide precise outdoor localization for assistive devices such as a walker. This allows for the application of a navigation system that considers device-specific environments including sidewalks, cycleways, etc. Target group needs are addressed by a simple and intuitive user interface running on Android-powered devices

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence