Evaluation of a drive assistance function for older adults

Conference contribution
(Conference Contribution)

Publication Details

Author(s): Eck D, Schilling K, Williger B, Lang F
Publisher: IFAC Secretariat
Publication year: 2012
Pages range: 176-181
ISSN: 1474-6670


Assistive technologies for older adults are getting more and more attention because of changes in demographics. Mobility is one of the biggest issues for people with degenerating physical and mental abilities, such that they are able to live independently. Therefore, this paper deals with the development and the evaluation of a drive assistance function for a mobility scooter to help keep older people mobile. The implemented drive assistance function reduces the challenging control of the vehicle and provides supports for the operator. The assistance function analyses the driving commands of the operator and controls the mobility scooter according to these commands. Finally, an evaluation of the assistance function with odler people shows the less challenging control and the increased safety. © 2012 IFAC.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Lang, Frieder Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Psychogerontologie
Williger, Bettina
Lehrstuhl für Psychogerontologie

How to cite

Eck, D., Schilling, K., Williger, B., & Lang, F. (2012). Evaluation of a drive assistance function for older adults. (pp. 176-181). Wurzburg: IFAC Secretariat.

Eck, Daniel, et al. "Evaluation of a drive assistance function for older adults." Proceedings of the 1st IFAC Conference on Embedded Systems, Computational Intelligence and Telematics in Control, CESCIT 2012, Wurzburg IFAC Secretariat, 2012. 176-181.


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