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Discussion of Intelligent Electric Wheelchairs for Caregivers and Care Recipients [article]

Satoshi Hashizume, Ippei Suzuki, Kazuki Takazawa, Yoichi Ochiai
2019 arXiv   pre-print
In order to reduce the burden on caregivers, we developed an intelligent electric wheelchair.  ...  We implemented a cooperative operation function for multiple electric wheelchairs based on the workshop and demonstrated it at a nursing home.  ...  In the interviews with older adults, we found that the older adults positively accepted the intelligent electric wheelchair.  ... 
arXiv:1912.11729v2 fatcat:xkbtw52rfbfe3e2dz2roy7yygq

Development of intelligent wheelchair simulator for indoor navigation simulation and analysis

Rajesh Kannan Megalingam, G B Vishnu, Meera Pillai
2015 2015 IEEE International WIE Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (WIECON-ECE)  
Autonomous wheelchair is one of the major assistive systems proposed for the disabled people to meet their daily locomotion challenges.  ...  Simulation study helps to analyze the different characteristics and behavior of the intelligent wheelchair without much strain.  ...  Intelligent wheelchairs were the result of attempt of assisting people with mobility problems.  ... 
doi:10.1109/wiecon-ece.2015.7444002 fatcat:2lf3a4xxxbhbvpync6fpblngte

Robotic wheelchair based on observations of people using integrated sensors

Yoshinori Kobayashi, Yuki Kinpara, Tomoo Shibusawa, Yoshinori Kuno
2009 2009 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems  
Although it is often desirable for user to operate wheelchairs on their own, they are often accompanied by a caregiver or companion.  ...  Recently, several robotic/intelligent wheelchairs have been proposed that employ user-friendly interfaces or autonomous functions.  ...  While several methods for tracking people using laser range sensor have been proposed, most of these use fixed laser range sensors placed near the floor, and track positions of people by observing their  ... 
doi:10.1109/iros.2009.5353933 dblp:conf/iros/KobayashiKSK09 fatcat:3e623gt7qrchtmfry5yefaithq

Robotic smart house to assist people with movement disabilities

Kwang-Hyun Park, Zeungnam Bien, Ju-Jang Lee, Byung Kook Kim, Jong-Tae Lim, Jin-Oh Kim, Heyoung Lee, Dimitar H. Stefanov, Dae-Jin Kim, Jin-Woo Jung, Jun-Hyeong Do, Kap-Ho Seo (+3 others)
2006 Autonomous Robots  
The smart house concept includes an intelligent bed, intelligent wheelchair, and robotic hoist for effortless transfer of the user between bed and wheelchair.  ...  This paper introduces a new robotic smart house, Intelligent Sweet Home, developed at KAIST in Korea, which is based on several robotic agents and aims at testing advanced concepts for independent living  ...  We would like to acknowledge various forms of help in developing Intelligent Sweet Home from Mr. Youngmin Kim and student staff in the research center. Springer Auton Robot (2007) 22:183-198  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10514-006-9012-9 fatcat:l5cy7acharhfbly6ryvbli3zmq

An Intelligent Wheelchair Using Situation Awareness and Obstacle Detection

Yeounggwang Ji, Jihye Hwang, Eun Yi Kim
2013 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
In this paper, we develop an Intelligent Wheelchair (IW) system for the people with various disabilities.  ...  Through analyzing the images obtained from a PC camera, it allows user for controlling the IW using their face movement and mouth shape.  ...  With our system, the disabled people can control a wheelchair with only their minimal user motion.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.10.281 fatcat:zqtuu34k7va27cidlkfjxzkdey

Wheelchair Driver Assistance and Intention Prediction using POMDPs

Tarek Taha, Jaime Valls Miro, Gamini Dissanayake
2007 2007 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information  
This paper presents a new assisted wheelchair driving system with large scale intelligent intention recognition based on POMDPs (Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes).  ...  Recent research has seen a move towards systems that predict the users intentions, based on the users input.  ...  These algorithms are based on systems that can act intelligently but not think intelligently.  ... 
doi:10.1109/issnip.2007.4496885 fatcat:ek7i2a6dkrhfpmjjlbf6nifrv4

Towards an Intelligent Wheelchair System for Users With Cerebral Palsy

Luis Montesano, Marta Diaz, Sonu Bhaskar, Javier Minguez
2010 IEEE transactions on neural systems and rehabilitation engineering  
Based on the experience with the subjects, an extensive evaluation of the intelligent wheelchair was provided from two perspectives: 1) based on the technical performance of the entire system and its components  ...  and 2) based on the behavior of the user (execution analysis, activity analysis, and competence analysis).  ...  Canalís for their help, comments, and work with the children during the project.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tnsre.2009.2039592 pmid:20071276 fatcat:gq3wbpxw5vg3lpdctuwkwvrohi


Atef ATA, N. M. Fonseca Ferreira
2021 International Journal of Engineering Science Technologies  
As the number of elderly people is increasing rapidly all over the world, this requires us to focus on their needs as their children left them alone in our busy daily life.  ...  Many companies are providing smart mobile robots in different platforms (wheeled or walking) to help the elderly people depend on themselves in receiving their food and medicine at prescheduled times.  ...  Awareness about the accuracy of robots and their safety requirements should be spread among elderly people since they accepted the smart wheelchairs as they saw by their own eyes their benefits for mobility  ... 
doi:10.29121/ijoest.v5.i6.2021.216 fatcat:m6tqli23izhezo6bzjbk3m2rdu

Exploration on Elderly Accessible Information Interaction Design Using Fuzzy Control

Hui Peng, Wen Zeng
2022 Journal of Sensors  
The proposed IIIS based on TSCS and JSC can respond to input commands in real time, help the IIIS avoid obstacles, and acquire images, among other functions.  ...  Secondly, following research on the obstacle avoidance algorithm (OAA) based on fuzzy control, the obstacle avoidance control strategy is formulated for the elderly accessible wheelchair IIIS.  ...  The intelligent wheelchair mounts a chassis driven by a four-wheel robot. The seat is installed on the moving mechanism.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2022/5975412 fatcat:u3in24iosfgjljbopyagcwjgme

A Real-Time Sensor Based Hand Gesture Controlled Robotic Wheelchair for Assisting People with Disabilities

Muhammad Aminur Rahaman, Md Jahidul Islam, Sumaiya Kabir, Ayesha Khatun
2021 GUB Journal of Science and Engineering  
Where one can easily interact with the robotic-base wheelchair-using sensor-based hand gesture. With this human-robot interaction, a patient can quite easily control the robot and can move freely.  ...  By utilizing this robot (hand gloves or wheelchair handle) and gesture-based regulators, people with physical disabilities will improve their quality of life.  ...  From the above observation it is seen that the controller based on the wheelchair handle is much easier to manage opposed to the controller based on the hand-gesture.  ... 
doi:10.3329/gubjse.v7i0.54016 fatcat:psk4jkz36ncorc3hyutpgnxn2i

Implementation of a Biometric Interface in Voice Controlled Wheelchairs

Lamia Bouafif, Noureddine Ellouze
2019 Sound & vibration  
The training and recognition phases are based on Hidden Markov Models (HMM), K-means, Baum-Welch and Viterbi algorithms.  ...  Thus, a significant number of disabled people cannot use a standard electric wheelchair or drive it with difficulty.  ...  In fact, with their voices, patients could control and move a wheelchair or turn on-off the light switch.  ... 
doi:10.32604/sv.2020.08665 fatcat:52vi2kjq7vbthfktnhxocql2zu

Navigating a Robotic Wheelchair in a Railway Station during Rush Hour

E. Prassler, J. Scholz, P. Fiorini
1999 The international journal of robotics research  
or hundreds of people and objects are moving around.  ...  These maneuvers do not always require fine motion control and disabled people, in spite of their disability, are often well capable of navigating their wheelchair along a corridor and actually eager to  ...  The system is based on a commercial wheelchair, which has been equipped with an intelligent control and navigation system.  ... 
doi:10.1177/02783649922066529 fatcat:i6lkhfku2fawfgx7ovuylc3dp4

The Design of an Intelligent Robotic Wheelchair Supporting People with Special Needs, including for Their Visual System

Dorian Cojocaru, Liviu Florin Manta, Cristina Floriana Pană, Andrei Dragomir, Alexandru Marin Mariniuc, Ionel Cristian Vladu
2021 Healthcare  
In order to design the intelligent wheelchair, and because sometimes people with special needs also have specific problems with their optical system (e.g., strabismus, Nystagmus) the system was tested  ...  affecting one of the eyes.  ...  Acknowledgments: The results presented on this paper were partially supported from the funds of complex research project "  ... 
doi:10.3390/healthcare10010013 pmid:35052177 pmcid:PMC8774883 fatcat:olw7v523vvhbrlj6hvey2q4ive

Architecture of a Wheelchair Control System for Disabled People: Towards Multifunctional Robotic Solution with Neurobiological Interfaces

V.E. Karpov, D.G. Malakhov, A.D. Moscowsky, M.A. Rovbo, P.S. Sorokoumov, B.M. Velichkovsky, V.L. Ushakov
2019 Sovremennye tehnologii v medicine  
Different concepts for a robotic wheelchair design for disabled people are discussed.  ...  The selected approach is based on a cognitive multimodal user interface to maximize autonomy of the wheelchair user and to allow him or her to communicate intentions by high-level instructions.  ...  They are undoubtedly a breakthrough for people with visual impairment, but their speed is also not enough for the direct control of a moving wheelchair.  ... 
doi:10.17691/stm2019.11.1.11 fatcat:dy7cist34jacfppicrwa65so5u

An Informationally Structured Room for Robotic Assistance

Tokuo Tsuji, Oscar Mozos, Hyunuk Chae, Yoonseok Pyo, Kazuya Kusaka, Tsutomu Hasegawa, Ken'ichi Morooka, Ryo Kurazume
2015 Sensors  
The application of assistive technologies for elderly people is one of the most promising and interesting scenarios for intelligent technologies in the present and near future.  ...  One important restriction of our intelligent room is reducing as much as possible any interference with daily Sensors 2015, 15 9439 activities.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank the members of the NEDO Intelligent RT Software Project.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s150409438 pmid:25912347 pmcid:PMC4431256 fatcat:aqm4zrun2jgxtmc2tujddyn2vy
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