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A new prototype intelligent mobility system to assist powered wheelchair users

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This paper presents new prototype powered wheelchair systems that are easy to use and safe. The systems use simple ultrasonic sensor systems to assist users in steering their powered wheelchairs. The new systems could improve the chances of some disabled children learning that behaviour and interaction with the environment can be controlled. An overview of the benefits to be offered by an automated wheelchair is included. Some results, problems and difficulties are described along with an assessment of the current position and the way forward.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)466 - 475
Number of pages10
JournalIndustrial Robot: An International Journal
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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