Assisted shopping for mobility scooters

AMR AHMED*, Zaheer Ahmed

*Corresponding author for this work

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Shopping is one of the common out-of-home activities for many people. But for elderly/disabled people, searching for a particular item in large supermarkets is often time consuming. They may quickly lose confidence and become socially isolated. A navigation system inside the building would help in searching and locating desired items. But the common existing navigation systems do not usually function properly, and are not as accurate as required, in an in-door environment.

In this paper, an RFID-based navigation system is proposed to assist the elderly people in the shopping activity, as an example of out-of-home activities. The use of the proposed system is generic though, but we have designed the system to assist those people who depend on mobility scooters to go for shopping. This is due to the importance of supporting this growing elderly population to maintain more independence. This will in turn highly contribute to achieving better life-style and reduces social isolation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRAatE 2010: Recent Advances in Assistive Technology & Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2010

Research Centres

  • Data and Complex Systems Research Centre
  • Data Science STEM Research Centre


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