walker with GPS

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Dutch inventors from Arnhem-Nijmegen University designed this indoor navigation system for those elderly people in nursing centers who seem to get lost a lot.

Instead of relying GPS signals which provide poor or no coverage indoors this system uses Wi-Fi to get a position fix. Keeping in mind the computer skills of people over 55 this experimental navigator was only fitted 5 buttons. As far as user interface they used big icons for things such as ‘bathroom’ or ‘cup of coffee’ to help them navigate throughout the building… via

5 Responses to “walker with GPS”

  1. steve Says:

    I think this is a bit insulting to people over 55! I am 52 and use a computer many hours every day for work. I also have a mobile with inbuilt GPS and web capability and often use those , as do many other over 50’s. So, a little less of the disparaging ageist remarks, please.

    By the way, nice device with a clear customer solution focus. Maybe when I’m older (but a little more than 3 years) I could benefit from one of these… :-)


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  3. Adam Says:

    I agree with Steve – I’m 55 and know how to use a computer and have been doing so probably since the person who wrote the ad was in diapers.


  4. Kate Lee Says:

    I’m fascinated by the diverse range of views and opinions. Who’s your “go to” guy?


  5. Disability Equipment Says:

    This is great! I was just looking over the OPUS project and now I find this. Good job on this development.


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