This is an FP7 European funded project. The aim of the DALi project is to produce a device that will prolong out-of-home mobility for older adults. One key to successful ageing is the ability to stay independently mobile, enabling sustained levels of physical and social activity. In DALi, we pursue autonomous mobility through the development of our “c-walker”. This aid will provide physical, cognitive and emotional support to older adults in public environments such as shopping centres and airports.
The c-walker supports navigation in crowded and unstructured spaces by acquiring sensory information, and deciding on a path that minimises the risk of accidents. This is an assistive technology, as such, recommendations are passed to the user who remains in control of the final decision.