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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