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Powered Wheelchair Platform for Assistive Technology Development

Henderson, Martin, Kelly, Stephen W., Horne, Robert, Gillham, Michael, Pepper, Matthew, Capron, Jean-Marc (2014) Powered Wheelchair Platform for Assistive Technology Development. In: Emerging Security Technologies (EST),. . pp. 52-56. IEEE E-ISBN 978-1-4799-7007-0. (doi:10.1109/EST.2014.20) (KAR id:47777)

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Literature shows that numerous wheelchair platforms, of various complexities, have been developed and evaluated for Assistive Technology purposes. However there has been little consideration to providing researchers with an embedded system which is fully compatible, and communicates seamlessly with current manufacturer's wheelchair systems. We present our powered wheelchair platform which allows researchers to mount various inertial and environment sensors, and run guidance and navigation algorithms which can modify the human desired joystick trajectory, so as to assist users with negotiating obstacles, and moving from room to room. We are also able to directly access other currently manufactured human input devices and integrate new and novel input devices into the powered wheelchair platform for clinical and research assessment.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/EST.2014.20
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: 25 Mar 2015 14:19 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:22 UTC
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