Ruixiang Du

Robotic System for Use of Fall Risk Assessment in Home Environment

Fall risks present in living environment are the leading cause of mortality in older adults. Limited number of trained professionals to assess a house for fall risks and higher costs make the prevention of fall risks inaccessible to many necessitous patients. This project focuses on the design of a robot control system for in-home environment screening. The system is designed to be capable of supporting both manual and autonomous fall-risk assessment, including measuring distance between 2 objects, assessing lighting conditions, and interacting with the patient using telepresence.