Public transportation assistant for the cognitively impaired

Timothy H. Riehle, Shane M. Anderson, Patrick A. Lichter, Allen W Brown, Daniel S. Hedin

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Abstract

This project developed and evaluated the utility of a mobility assistant cognitive prosthetic that leverages the computing power and GPS location determination capabilities of smart phones to provide location-sensitive mobility assistance. New relatively inexpensive smart phones offer powerful computing and location sensing capabilities. A prototype cognitive prosthetic was developed to assist users in their use of transportation systems. User Interface design included remote caregiver programming features, and automated SMS status generation. Location specific memory cues are triggered by comparing current GPS coordinate location with expected route coordinates obtained from stored route databases based on the GTFS feeds from transit systems. Additional development focused on developing algorithms to identify potential user errors, such as wrong-bus. These reminders and instructions will allow cognitively disabled persons to utilize public transportation systems with greater confidence leading to greater mobility and independence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Pages7585-7588
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Aug 30 2011Sep 3 2011

Other

Other33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period8/30/119/3/11

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Motor Vehicles
Disabled Persons
Caregivers
Cues
Prosthetics
Databases
Global positioning system
Disabled persons
User interfaces
Smartphone
Data storage equipment
Power (Psychology)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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Riehle, T. H., Anderson, S. M., Lichter, P. A., Brown, A. W., & Hedin, D. S. (2011). Public transportation assistant for the cognitively impaired. In Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS (pp. 7585-7588). [6091870] https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6091870

Public transportation assistant for the cognitively impaired. / Riehle, Timothy H.; Anderson, Shane M.; Lichter, Patrick A.; Brown, Allen W; Hedin, Daniel S.

Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS. 2011. p. 7585-7588 6091870.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Riehle, TH, Anderson, SM, Lichter, PA, Brown, AW & Hedin, DS 2011, Public transportation assistant for the cognitively impaired. in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS., 6091870, pp. 7585-7588, 33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011, Boston, MA, United States, 8/30/11. https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6091870
Riehle TH, Anderson SM, Lichter PA, Brown AW, Hedin DS. Public transportation assistant for the cognitively impaired. In Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS. 2011. p. 7585-7588. 6091870 https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6091870
Riehle, Timothy H. ; Anderson, Shane M. ; Lichter, Patrick A. ; Brown, Allen W ; Hedin, Daniel S. / Public transportation assistant for the cognitively impaired. Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS. 2011. pp. 7585-7588
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