Publication
Title
Home mobility hazards detected via object recognition in Augmented Reality
Author
Abstract
We present an Environmental Analysis and Safety Advisor system capable of identify the environmental barriers and hazards found in the homes of elderly people. This augmented reality tool runs on a portable computing device and can be used by informal and formal caregivers without specific knowledge of Accessible Design, to evaluate the safeness of an elderly home environment, ensuring that potential fall hazards are detected and corrected. The system recognizes specific indoor elements of the house (e.g. arm-chair, bed, chair), and then computes and analyses their mutual distances in the environment so that a warning of hazard is emitted in case of need (e.g. loose cable, not enough space to pass a wheelchair). In this context, we implemented object recognition at the category level of miniature versions of real sized furniture and the determination of the distance between neighboring objects, signaling if it is below a certain threshold value. Environmental Analysis tool can then recognize furniture and measure the distance between two furniture elements enabling the system to pop up an alert sign if the space left does not guarantee good accessibility.
Language
English
Source (journal)
eCAADe 2019 : Architecture in the age of the 4th industrial revolution
Source (book)
37th Conference on, Education-and-Research-in-Computer-Aided-Architectural-Design-in-Europe, (eCAADe) / 23rd Conference of the Iberoamerican-Society-Digital-Graphics, (SIGraDi), SEP 11-13, 2019, Univ Porto, Fac Architecture, Univ Porto, Fac Architecture, Porto, PORTUGAL
Publication
Brussels : Ecaade-education & research computer aided architectural design europe , 2019
ISBN
978-94-91207-18-1
Volume/pages
(2019) , p. 415-422
ISI
000562937300047
UAntwerpen
Publication type
Subject
Art 
External links
Web of Science
Record
Identifier
Creation 14.12.2023
Last edited 18.12.2023
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