Greater independence for wheelchair users with digital sensor system

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Researchers at the University of Portsmouth and the Chailey Heritage Foundation are developing a digital sensor system for powered wheelchairs which can be fitted to existing wheelchairs to minimise costs. The system will use artificial intelligence to interpret hand movements and tremors, learn how well a particular user can drive, and adapt the level of influence on the motion of the wheelchair it needs to have depending on how skilled they are as a driver or how tired they become.

Period5 Oct 2018

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  • TitleGreater independence for wheelchair users with digital sensor system
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletZenopa
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date5/10/18
    DescriptionResearchers at Portsmouth University and the Chailey Heritage Foundation are developing a digital sensor system for powered wheelchairs which can be fitted to existing wheelchairs to minimise costs. The system will use artificial intelligence to interpret hand movements and tremors, learn how well a particular user can drive, and adapt the level of influence on the motion of the wheelchair it needs to have depending on how skilled they are as a driver or how tired they become.
    URLhttps://www.zenopa.com/news/627/greater-independence-for-wheelchair-users-with-digital-sensor-system
    PersonsDavid Sanders