Computer systems and strategies to assist a disabled person in navigating a powered wheelchair through a doorway

David Sanders, Ian Stott, Mike Goodwin, Giles Tewkesbury, Howard Cawte, Tony Poland

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    Abstract

    The research project described in this paper, which is concerned with new developments in electric vehicles for disabled people, was first presented in the IEE Colloquium Digest P6-1995/055, pp. 5/1-5/6 (March 1995). This paper describes the system and advances in the methods since that time. A real-time method of computer assistance for a disabled person to move a powered wheelchair through a doorway is presented. The wheelchair uses data from ultrasonic sensors combined with information from a user input, in this case a joystick. The output is used to assist the disabled person in steering the vehicle
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEE Colloquium on Computers in the Service of Mankind: Helping the Disabled
    Place of PublicationStevenage
    PublisherIET Conference Publications
    Pages7/1 - 7/4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1997
    EventIEE Colloquium on Computers in the Service of Mankind: Helping the Disabled - London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 7 Mar 1997 → …

    Publication series

    NameDigest
    PublisherIET
    Number1997/117

    Conference

    ConferenceIEE Colloquium on Computers in the Service of Mankind: Helping the Disabled
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityLondon
    Period7/03/97 → …

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