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Integrating ride dynamics measurements and user comfort assessment to smart robotic wheelchairs

Mohamed, Elhassan, Dib, Jihad, Sirlantzis, Konstantinos, Howells, Gareth (2019) Integrating ride dynamics measurements and user comfort assessment to smart robotic wheelchairs. In: Technology and Disability. Proceedings 15th Conference on Global Challenges in Assistive Technology: Research, Policy & Practice. 31 (1). IOS Press (KAR id:74071)

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Individuals relying on wheelchairs for mobility are subject to the risk of injury due to their exposure to whole-body vibrations for long periods of time as per ISO 2631-1. Our study evaluates the feasibility of integrating ride dynamics measurements (i.e. vertical accelerations) as expressions of user travel comfort assessment to smart robotic wheelchairs. This will also help to mitigate the injury risk caused by the continuous exposure to vibrations using real time electronic measurement systems in order to ensure that the wheelchair’s movement dynamics (acceleration and speed) and the user’s comfort is adapted to the surrounding environment, specifically the type of ground surface type, as per the ISO standard mentioned previously.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: Assistive Technology, AI
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > Intelligent control systems
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics > TK7880 Applications of electronics > TK7882.P3 Pattern recognition systems
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Gareth Howells
Date Deposited: 22 May 2019 17:05 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:04 UTC
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