Meet RAPP at the IROS 2015 workshops!

Meet RAPP at the IROS 2015 workshops!

RAPP partner from INRIA, Jean-Pierre Merlet, will present the RAPP project and give two keynote talks on the occasion of the 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). This year, the conference will take place in Hamburg, Germany from September 28 to October 02 at the Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) at the Dammtor train station. The theme of this year is “Gateway to the Era of Robots”, as the city of Hamburg is also known as Germany’s “Gateway to the World”.

  • Workshop “Bridging user needs to deployed applications of service robots”

Title: ANG-MED, a non intrusive, low-cost and smart rollator for mobility assistance and activity monitoring

Abstract: ANG-MED is a smart rollator, based on a semi-passive four wheel rollator whose brakes are actuated. ANG-MED embeds a computer board, sensors and actuators, to monitor in a robust and objective way the subject activity and walking pattern with the rollator, and to assist the user and caregivers in self monitored rehabilitation exercises. Its low energy consumption and its simplicity allow its use at home and over a long time period.

From a software viewpoint ANG-MED is dynamically reconfigurable. It can be used in a standalone mode or with a wireless network connection. In the latter case, it can be integrated in a web/cloud based IT infrastructure. ANG-MED software framework allows for customizing the use and behavior of the rollator according to the subject and caregivers needs.

  • Workshop: “Assistance and Service Robotics in a Human environment”

Title: Mobility, a necessity for preserving the autonomy of frail people

Abstract: A two years interview period among users, their helpers and the medical community has allowed us to identify the priorities of assistance robotics for frail people (e.g. elderly and handicapped people) together with the guidelines that must be satisfied to fulfill them. Mobility, local or global, is a major priority both for the user and the helpers and should be satisfied with low-cost and non intrusive solutions that must be adaptable to the users and their environment. Furthermore medical monitoring of mobility is a major request from the medical community as mobility analysis provides pertinent information on the functional and cognitive status of the user.

We will illustrate what are the major scientific and technical issues that must be solved to satisfy these requirements together with possible solutions that allow for mobility assistance, fall detection/prevention and medical monitoring.

Don’t miss your opportunity to discuss and be involved in the RAPP project!

For more information, please visit the Conference website.