Rule-based system to assist a powered wheelchair driver

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Simple rule based techniques are presented to assist powered wheelchair drivers. A driver is included as much as possible while a sensor system assists by avoiding obstacles and tending to turn to point towards their target destination. The angle to turn towards a destination becomes an input along with a joystick and the sensors. Recommended directions are suggested and they are mixed with speed and direction inputs from the joystick. The rule-based system provides a suggested angle to turn the powered wheelchair and that is mixed with inputs from a joystick to help a wheelchair user to drive a powered wheelchair.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 Intelligent Systems Conference (IntelliSys)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1509064359
ISBN (Print)978-1509064366
Publication statusPublished - 26 Mar 2018
Event2017 Intelligent Systems Conference - America Square Conference Center, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Sept 20178 Sept 2017


Conference2017 Intelligent Systems Conference
Abbreviated titleIntelliSys 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Internet address


  • learning
  • powered wheelchair
  • ultrasonic
  • sensor
  • wheelchairs
  • wheels
  • vehicles
  • acoustics
  • computers
  • intelligent systems
  • collision avoidance


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