Investigation into Wheelchair Mobility Control that Uses a Minimally Invasive Intra-Oral Palate Control Device utilising Resistopalatography Techniques

Horne, Robert, Henderson, Martin, Kelly, Stephen W. (2014) Investigation into Wheelchair Mobility Control that Uses a Minimally Invasive Intra-Oral Palate Control Device utilising Resistopalatography Techniques. In: 2nd International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (BHI’14). . (Unpublished)

Abstract

Interfacing with conventional wheelchair input devices is a major challenge when it comes to patients with high levels of disability. This paper intends to report on the new method of wheelchair mobility interfacing using Resistopalatog- raphy. The technique proposed here is based around utilising the tongue as the controlling muscle group to input desired movement into a force sensitive sensing dental retainer. Using the position of the force, and force applied a direction and speed metric can be calculated emulating conventional joystick output data. The resistopalatography technique has been applied to other Human Machine Interfacing areas with success [1].

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Instrumentation, Control and Embedded Systems
Depositing User: Tina Thompson
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2014 08:41 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:40 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/41419 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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