Modeling different groups of pedestrians with physical disability, using the social force model & fractional order potential fields

Daniel Stuart, Mohammad Sadra Sharifi, Keith Christensen, Anthony Chen, Yong Seog Kim, Yangquan Chen

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Abstract

Modeling individuals with physical disabilities in a crowd has previously been in the form of a pure adjustment to velocity representing an entire group. However, current research involving individuals with various types of disability has shown interactions are far more complex and varying. These types comprised of mechanical and electric wheelchair, vision impaired, and various other mobility-related disabilities. Preliminary results have shown that each group varies not only in velocity, but also in composition of their environment. Further results show other differences in interaction within a crowd. This paper provides for some preliminary differences found in the study of individuals with disabilities within a crowd and how those differences change pedestrian interaction. Using the nature of Fractional Order Potential Fields (FOPF), this paper will provide some results for how pedestrian interaction can be adjusted to fit the varying differences found within each disability group.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 ASME/IEEE International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791857199
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2015 - Boston, United States
Duration: 2 Aug 20155 Aug 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume9

Conference

ConferenceASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2015
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period2/08/155/08/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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