Hidden markov modeling of human pathological gait using laser range finder for an assisted living intelligent robotic walker

@article{Papageorgiou2015HiddenMM,
  title={Hidden markov modeling of human pathological gait using laser range finder for an assisted living intelligent robotic walker},
  author={Xanthi S. Papageorgiou and Georgia Chalvatzaki and Costas S. Tzafestas and Petros Maragos},
  journal={2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)},
  year={2015},
  pages={6342-6347}
}
The precise analysis of a patient's or an elderly person's walking pattern is very important for an effective intelligent active mobility assistance robot. This walking pattern can be described by a cyclic motion, which can be modeled using the consecutive gait phases. In this paper, we present a completely non-invasive framework for analyzing and recognizing a pathological human walking gait pattern. Our framework utilizes a laser range finder sensor to detect and track the human legs, and an… 

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