Powered Wheelchair Platform for Assistive Technology Development

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

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Abstract

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)
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: 14 Dec 2017 08:59 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/47777 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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