Computer assistance for a disabled user/operator to navigate a vehicle through a doorway

David Sanders, I. Stott, G. A. Poland, Giles Tewkesbury, Howard Cawte

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    Abstract

    A real time method of computer assistance for a disabled user/operator to move a vehicle through a doorway is presented. An electric wheelchair is used as an example vehicle. Automatic programming, motion planning, obstacle avoidance, sensor integration, and control methods are presented which assist a user/operator in controlling the wheelchair. Electric wheelchairs are generally directed along a path using manual controls, usually a joystick connected to switches. In the work described in this paper, data from ultrasonic sensors and other sensors is processed and combined with the information from these switches. The output is used to assist the user/operator in steering the vehicle. A veto is always left with the operator
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEuromicro 94
    Subtitle of host publicationsystem architecture and integration : proceedings of the 20th Euromicro conference : September 5-8, 1994, Liverpool, England.
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages231 - 238
    ISBN (Electronic)0818664304
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1994
    EventEUROMICRO 94. System Architecture and Integration - Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Duration: 5 Sep 19948 Sep 1994

    Conference

    ConferenceEUROMICRO 94. System Architecture and Integration
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CityLiverpool
    Period5/09/948/09/94

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