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User Needs and Requirements for the Mobility Assistance and Activity Monitoring Scenario with the ANG-med robot

User Needs and Requirements for the Mobility Assistance and Activity Monitoring Scenario with the ANG-med robot

Our Partners INRIA and MATIA’s paper “User Needs and Requirements for the Mobility Assistance and Activity Monitoring Scenario with the ANG-med robot” has recently been accepted for the Automation Conference 2015 (March 18-20).

As the aim of RAPP project is to provide a software platform in order to support the creation and delivery of robotic applications (RApps) targeting people at risk of exclusion (especially older people), this paper describes the user requirements of one of the three pilots defined in RAPP: mobility assistance and activity monitoring scenario. Target users are elderly people who have been operated of hip fracture and are hospitalized at Bermingham Hospital (Matia Foundation) for rehabilitation and walking functionality recovery. The formal caregivers assisting them such as physiotherapits, physicians and nurses; and the family members. Within the RAPP project ANG-med smart rollator will be developed by Inria to assist the users during the recovery process. Functionalities, scenarios and interfaces are defined according to the user requirements collected. Of particular interest is the treatment of the ethical aspects of the project to safeguard the autonomy and dignity of the research participants.

This paper was written by Miren Iturburu (1), Eneko Goiburu (1), Javier Yanguas (1), Edurne Andueza (2), Elia Corral (2), Cristina Alderete (2), Ana Orbegozo (2), David Daney (3), Vincent Prunet (4) and Jean-Pierre Merlet (4).

All the needed information is available on the Conference website.

(1) Matia Instituto Gerontológico, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
(2) Matia Fundazioa, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
(3) Inria, Bordeaux Sud-Ouest, France
(4) Inria, Sophia-Antipolis, France

This paper was published in the Springer series: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Volume 351. The book is entitled: Progress in Automation, Robotics and Measuring Techniques, Volume 2 Robotics. It was edited by: Roman Szewczyk, Cezary Zieliński and Małgorzata Kaliczyńska.