Projection mapping by gait measurement robot for evaluating long-distance dual-task performance

Ayumi Tanigawa, Ayanori Yorozu, Masaki Takahashi

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a long-distance gait evaluation system using projection from a mobile robot. Falling is a common problem in the growing elderly population. Fall-risk assessment systems have proven to be helpful in community-based fall prevention programs. One of the risk factors of falling is the deterioration of a person's dual-task performance. For example, gait training, which enhances both motor and cognitive functions, is a multi-target stepping task (MTST), in which participants step on assigned colored markers. Gait measurements during community health activities, however, are often carried out by observation, which is difficult to evaluate quantitatively. Thus, a low-cost, easy-to-use gait measurement system would be useful to measure a participant's natural gait as observed in a long-distance task. To evaluate the dual-task performance during MTST, a gait measurement system using a laser range sensor has been proposed. In addition, a gait measurement robot (GMR) has been proposed as a moving gait measurement system for a long-distance walk tests. The GMR leads the participants from the start to the end of the walk test while maintaining a safe distance from the participant. Projection mapping is used to evaluate the longdistance dual-task performance, where MTST marker images are displayed on the floor by the moving GMR.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Conference on Control, Mechatronics and Automation, ICCMA 2016
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages7-11
Number of pages5
VolumePart F126740
ISBN (Electronic)9781450352130
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 7
Event4th International Conference on Control, Mechatronics and Automation, ICCMA 2016 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 2016 Dec 72016 Dec 11

Other

Other4th International Conference on Control, Mechatronics and Automation, ICCMA 2016
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period16/12/716/12/11

Keywords

  • Gait measurement
  • Mobile robot
  • Projection mapping
  • Rehabilitations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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    Tanigawa, A., Yorozu, A., & Takahashi, M. (2016). Projection mapping by gait measurement robot for evaluating long-distance dual-task performance. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Control, Mechatronics and Automation, ICCMA 2016 (Vol. Part F126740, pp. 7-11). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3029610.3029615