UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Science


Volunteers needed for a CREATe team experiment

30 June 2017

As part of their research in improving mobility of wheelchair users, the CREATe team is conducting an experiment to look at crowd interaction with a wheelchair. This will allow them to develop better crowd navigation algorithms for wheelchair users.This experiment will take place on Friday 7th July, at UCL’s Pedestrian Accessibility Movement Environment Laboratory (PAMELA) in Tufnell Park. They are looking for volunteers to participate.

During the day, a crowd of 28 people will walk along a circular path and a wheelchair will be introduced to the mix.  Reaching the required number of participants is a challenging task but it is also fundamental for the success of the experiment. That is the reason why they are asking for your help. Please do invite friends as well. The more the merrier.

The entire experiment will last under 2 hours. You will be paid £20 for your time. There will be light refreshments and a chance to see another experiment planned with a smart wheelchair.

If you are interested in the human aspect or the technical aspect of this subject, it is also an opportunity to come and discuss with specialists who will be present on site!

If you are interested in participating in this experiment or if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Nicolas: nicolas.le-borgne@insa-rennes.fr or Chi: chinemelu.ezeh.14@ucl.ac.uk.

Thank you in advance for your help on this project.