An Information Presentation System for Wobbling Elderly People and Those Around Them in Walking Spaces

Koshi Ogawa
Graduate School of Chuo University, Japan

Takashi Sakamoto
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan

Toshikazu Kato
Chuo University, Japan

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Ingår i: KEER2018, Go Green with Emotion. 7th International Conference on Kansei Engineering & Emotion Research 2018, 19-22 March 2018, Kuching, Malaysia

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 146:44, s. 414-422

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Publicerad: 2018-03-13

ISBN: 978-91-7685-314-6

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


Before the Tokyo Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games, support for people who have weak locomotors became an urgent issue. It is seen that people who have weak locomotors that encompasses the disabled, pregnant women as well as elderlies find themselves facing difficulty in walking using the pedestrian walking space. Since the walking space is used by both categories of people; the healthy locomotors and the weak locomotors; it is seen that the second category of people experience stress using the same space. Therefore, in order to reduce the stress that is related to walking; smartphones offer as an effective device to present information to both healthy and weak pedestrians. There is a high possibility that most pedestrians own smartphones. It is also considered to be an easier option to present information to both healthy and weak walkers. Based on the above discussion, it is believed that an information presentation system using a smartphone would be the most appropriate solution for reducing the stress of both categories of people in walking spaces. In this paper, a system to achieve this aim is proposed.


Universal design, pedestrian guide, locomotor, elderly people


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