University of Hertfordshire

  • AM O'Neill
  • H Petrie
  • G Lacey
  • N Katevas
  • MA Karlson
  • P Engelbrektsson
  • B Gallagher
  • H Hunter
  • D Zoldan
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImproving the Quality of Life for the European Citizen
EditorsI. Placencia Porrero, E. Ballabio
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
PublisherIOS Press
ISBN (Print)978-90-5199-406-3
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Event3rd TIDE Congress - HELSINKI, Finland
Duration: 23 Jun 199725 Jun 1997

Publication series

NameAssistive Technology Research Series
PublisherIOS Press


Conference3rd TIDE Congress


The PAM-AID project aims to build an intelligent, indoor mobility aid for frail and elderly visually impaired people which will provide both physical and navigational support for walking. The objective is to allow users to retain their personal autonomy and also to take independent exercise. The project involves ongoing user involvement and evaluations of the developing product. The project has five distinct phases: (1) user requirements elicitation, (2) rapid prototyping, (3) construction of a demonstrator, (4) user and carer training, and (5) system validation. This paper reports on the first two phases of the project.

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