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Powered attendant-propelled wheelchair with assist-as-needed control based on individual physical capabilities

Tatsuto SUZUKI, Derrick BOAMPONG, Hideo UTSUNO, Nikolaos PAPADOSIFOS, Catherine HOLLOWAY, Nick TYLER
2021 Journal of Biomechanical Science and Engineering  
This paper discussed if a powered attendant propelled wheelchairs (PAPW) with assist-as-needed control reduces energy consumption and maximise attendant's physical activity in powered system use.  ...  With the PAPW, we investigated the performance of the FVAC and compared it with proportional assist control (PAC) on a flat level surface and a longitudinal slope (6.5%) with three participants.  ...  Attendant-propelled wheelchairs (APWs) are very useful and popular for carers to support a person with walking disability in daily activities.  ... 
doi:10.1299/jbse.20-00474 fatcat:qz4xntiufndjljixjputxqmkim

Voice Controlled Smart Wheel Chair

Dr. Aradhana D
2020 International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology  
This voice controlled wheelchair helps them to drive the wheelchair without anyone's help. Depending upon the direction specified in the commands, the Arduino nano will drive the motors.  ...  Joystick interface Powered wheelchairs are unable to be controlled by many people. All the physical disabled person can control the wheel chair easily.  ...  People with disabilities will be satisfied and fulfilled with power wheelchairs; some members of the disabled community find it hard or impossible to use a customary power wheelchair.  ... 
doi:10.22214/ijraset.2020.6090 fatcat:axobd3wm45brhfat3hqfxzwxja

Lever-actuated resonance assistance (LARA): A wheelchair-based method for upper extremity therapy and overground ambulation for people with severe arm impairment

Daniel K. Zondervan, Brendan Smith, David J. Reinkensmeyer
2013 2013 IEEE 13th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR)  
A LARA-based device can attach to a manual wheelchair and allow it to be used by people with severe arm weakness in a stationary exercise mode, or for self-powered overground ambulation.  ...  People with severe arm impairment have limited technologies available for retraining their arms, and, if they also have difficulty walking, they often cannot effectively use a manual wheelchair because  ...  LARA provides many advantages to potential users with arm impairment over alternative methods for self-ambulation (e.g. powered wheelchairs or walking a manual wheelchair with their feet), such as a more  ... 
doi:10.1109/icorr.2013.6650400 pmid:24187219 dblp:conf/icorr/ZondervanSR13 fatcat:kbn6nj32cnfx3dqmy6airmr4mm

Validation of an individualized reduction of falls intervention program among wheelchair and scooter users with multiple sclerosis

Laura A. Rice, Elizabeth W. Peterson, Deborah Backus, JongHun Sung, Rebecca Yarnot, Libak Abou, Toni Van Denend, Sa Shen, Jacob J. Sosnoff
2019 Medicine  
Falls are a serious concern for wheelchair and scooter users with multiple sclerosis (MS).  ...  Despite the negative consequences, limited evidenced-based fall prevention programs designed specifically for wheelchair and scooter users with MS exist.  ...  Ø When you find a steep ramp that you can't go up independently, ask for assistance. o Have your care partner walk behind you and ask him/her to push your wheelchair using the push handles or the back  ... 
doi:10.1097/md.0000000000015418 pmid:31083170 pmcid:PMC6531239 fatcat:nylhsrvetfbehgsk6yao7rvlxy

Independent Outdoor Mobility of Persons with Multiple Sclerosis – A systematic review

F.E. van der Feen, G.A. de Haan, I. van der Lijn, D.J Heersema, J.F Meilof, J. Heutink
2019 Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders  
These studies showed that pwMS as a group have a decreased fitness to drive, make use of a wheelchair or mobility scooter more often and have difficulties making use of public transport.  ...  Studies had to describe a group of pwMS sclerosis and had to concern some type of mobility other than walking.  ...  Wheelchair use The literature describes several reasons for acquiring a wheelchair or powered wheelchair for pwMS.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.msard.2019.101463 pmid:31678858 fatcat:bgpkgzw3jvehhirjafwqfhnaae

The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for the Advancement of Cognitive Technologies

Patricia Cristine Heyn, Joy Lucille Cassidy, Cathy Bodine
2014 American Journal of Alzheimers Disease & Other Dementias  
He got a brand new shiny red power wheelchair. And he's thrilled! When he first laid eyes on it he could not wait to drive it. Andrew had been practicing in a loaner wheelchair for several months.  ...  But he is a bright, curious little boy, and it did not take long to determine that he would be a good candidate to drive a power wheelchair, even at the tender age of two.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1533317514531444 pmid:24771762 fatcat:xf5v6mku6zefloq7cy3bniysde

Quantification of Activity During Wheelchair Basketball and Rugby at the National Veterans Wheelchair Games: A Pilot Study

Michelle L. Sporner, Garrett G. Grindle, Annmarie Kelleher, Emily E. Teodorski, Rosemarie Cooper, Rory A. Cooper
2009 Prosthetics and orthotics international  
Rory Cooper presented awards to the walk ambassadors.  ...  Sporner, MS, CRC Joystick Use for Virtual Power Wheelchair Driving in Individuals with Tremor: A Pilot Study Brad E. Dicianno, MD, Sara Sibenaller, MS, Claire Kimmich, Rory A.  ...  This info can be used to make driving rules that will assist new power wheelchair users in learning to drive their chairs and researchers in developing driving algorithms.  We used digital scanning technology  ... 
doi:10.1080/03093640903051816 pmid:19658011 fatcat:dlwdu4esljcpfnb4kxvnqtk4uu

Multiple sclerosis and mobility-related assistive technology: Systematic review of literature

Ana Souza, Annmarie Kelleher, Rosemarie Cooper, Rory A. Cooper, Lisa I. Iezzoni, Diane M. Collins
2010 Journal of rehabilitation research and development  
AT; MS = multiple sclerosis; PAPAW = power-assist pushrim-activated wheelchair; PHAATE = Policy, Human, Activity, Assistance, Technology, and Environment (model); QOL = quality of life; RET = rehabilitation  ...  A limited number of articles with higher levels of evidence was found regarding benefits of MAT use specifically for persons with MS.  ...  Power-assist pushrim-activated wheelchairs (PAPAWs) are manual wheelchairs with a force/moment-sensing pushrim, which provides assistance with wheelchair propulsion while requiring less physical strain  ... 
doi:10.1682/jrrd.2009.07.0096 fatcat:mzfxfowy3ndxhn7ci5nrjcpxem

Supporting Individuals with Disabling Multiple Sclerosis

Jeremy Gibson, Andrew Frank
2002 Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine  
for advice on the social benefits available; and Dr Nat Blau for encouragement to publish.  ...  Acknowledgments We thank Professor Michael Barnes and Professor Scott Glickman for comments on an early draft; members of the Multiple Sclerosis Society for extensive discussion; Hillingdon Social Services  ...  Wheelchairs Powered wheelchairs include indoor electric chairs and indoor/outdoor chairs. They may be available on the NHS for those unable to walk or self-propel.  ... 
doi:10.1177/014107680209501202 pmid:12461142 pmcid:PMC1279282 fatcat:cml5lyrijbe5dd25tr7y62luwq

Living with an electric wheelchair – the user perspective

Gunilla Stenberg, Catharina Henje, Richard Levi, Maria Lindström
2014 Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology  
Citation for the original published paper (version of record): Stenberg, G., Henje, C., Levi, R., Lindström, M. (2016) Living with an electric wheelchair: the user perspective.  ...  Postprint This is the accepted version of a paper published in Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology.  ...  The researchers were not restricted to studying persons using Permobil wheelchairs.  ... 
doi:10.3109/17483107.2014.968811 pmid:25270614 fatcat:6o7h3vcmxbdzzikpwovsasacry

Power wheelchair driving challenges in the community: a users' perspective

Caryne Torkia, Denise Reid, Nicol Korner-Bitensky, Dahlia Kairy, Paula W. Rushton, Louise Demers, Philippe S. Archambault
2014 Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology  
Methods-A qualitative design using semi-structured interviews with power wheelchair users. Qualitative content analysis was used to identify themes.  ...  This knowledge will assist clinicians and researchers in two areas: in choosing assessment measures that are ecologically valid for power wheelchair users; and, in identifying and refining the content  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to thank Evelina Pituch and Paula Stone for their help with the interviews. Torkia et al.  ... 
doi:10.3109/17483107.2014.898159 pmid:24640944 pmcid:PMC4489878 fatcat:taxoex5w5nguhcjq2eptbwhpei

The Electric Tricycle

1883 Scientific American  
The design objectives required a simple and affordable design for the power train and controls, a design that needed to be reliable, sustainable, and functional.  ...  tricycle design, and we, David Sandberg, Trollope Organdie, and Daniel Duarte partnered with DE in their commitment  ...  Adding a power assist unit to a three wheel base chair will increase the weight and may offset the distribution of mass or balance and center of gravity possible making it more difficult for the user to  ... 
doi:10.1038/scientificamerican01131883-5857supp fatcat:34ekucy3yrgq7lfkhii56dlm5m

MOVEMENT -Modular Versatile Mobility Enhancement System

Peter Mayer, Georg Edelmayer, Gert Jan Gelderblom, Markus Vincze, Peter Einramhof, Marnix Nuttin, Thomas Fuxreiter, Gernot Kronreif
2007 Engineering of Complex Computer Systems (ICECCS), Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on  
Although powered wheelchairs provide a well established solution for severely impaired persons they do not cover all needs regarding mobility of people with impairment.  ...  A system consisting of a robotic platform and several dockable application modules is developed that additionally provides assistance for the driving process itself to the user or even takes over the complete  ...  A "chair" application module linked to the platform, for example, forms a powered wheelchair-like system with extended functionality. B.  ... 
doi:10.1109/robot.2007.363910 dblp:conf/icra/MayerEGVENFK07 fatcat:vhccjzk65zbyri3xf7slpv3ejq

MOVEMENT use in progress

Alexander Huntemann, Peter Mayer, Gert Jan Gelderblom, Andrea Pisetta, Gernot Kronreif, Peter Einramhof, Marnix Nuttin
2007 2007 IEEE 10th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics  
Although powered wheelchairs provide a well established solution for mobility impaired persons they do not cover all needs regarding mobility of people with impairments In the course of the EC funded research  ...  A system consisting of a robotic platform and several dockable application modules is developed that additionally provides assistance for the driving process itself to the user or even takes over the complete  ...  A "chair" application module linked to the platform, for example, forms a powered wheelchair-like system with extended functionality.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icorr.2007.4428560 fatcat:fdb4gf7c5fghrfidfbwng46dmi

Seating and Mobility Considerations for People With Spinal Cord Injury

2000 Physical Therapy  
For people with spinal cord injuries, the selection of a wheelchair and seating system involves many factors.  ...  Seating and mobility considerations for people with spinal cord injury.  ...  the use of a manual wheelchair and begin using a power wheelchair, especially for long distances.  ... 
doi:10.1093/ptj/80.7.701 fatcat:psedc6oojnf2zgcqy2lmcpcgpy
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