Intelligent mobility assistants support the elderly -- REHACARE Trade Fair

Intelligent mobility assistants support the elderly

Interview with Prof. Bernd Krieg-Brückner from Bremen Ambient Assisted Living Lab at German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

Obstacles such as cobblestone streets, sloping paths or other barriers make the lives of senior citizens difficult. The more restricted they are in their mobility, the less they dare to do things. Then they often avoid going to their favorite park at the corner. The Assistants for Safe Mobility (ASSAM) project has addressed these barriers and created intelligent solutions for walkers, wheelchairs and adult three-wheelers.


Photo: Prof. Bernd Krieg-Brückner

Prof. Bernd Krieg-Brückner; © DFKI

Photo: wheelchair user is rolling over grass and stones, elderly using a walker; © DFKI

Difficult terrain is no problem anymore for walker and wheelchair; © DFKI

Photo: Tricycle for elderly; © DFKI

On the Spanish market, the tricycle can be already acquired. In Germany, the market is still developing; © DFKI

Foto: Melanie Günther; Copyright: B. Frommann

© B. Fromman