The objective of ALMA is to provide a modular, low-cost, integrated system to support autonomous mobility and orientation for the elder and, more in general, for the person with cognitive and/or mobility impairments. ALMA will develop a set of modules that can work in isolation or in cooperation, for: localization, tracking, path planning and navigation, service search and scheduling, autonomous wheelchair mobility, and interfacing with the user.
Expected results and impact
The project will results in a set of modules for navigation, localization, planning, monitoring, and interfacing, that can be assembled and configured according to different needs, budgets, and available resources. The ALMA modules/system will target a number of different scenarios, ranging from the individual use in domestic environments to the multiple and collective use in large care- and assistance-giving facilities, where they can be conveniently integrated with existing hardware and software technologies.