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Multimodal control of a robotic wheelchair: Using contextual information for usability improvement

Arturo Escobedo, Anne Spalanzani, Christian Laugier
2013 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems  
Human aware navigation, path planning and obstacle avoidance are performed by the robotic wheelchair while the user is just concerned with "looking where he wants to go".  ...  The new application of the wheelchair system with more natural and easy-to-use human machine interfaces was one of the main contributions. as user's habits and points of interest are employed to infer  ...  TABLE II VALUES II FOR P (D 0 |X 0 ) OBTAINED BY OBSERVING THE HUMAN ACTIVITY IN THE EXPERIMENTAL SCENARIO.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iros.2013.6696967 dblp:conf/iros/EscobedoSL13 fatcat:nwaqy3vezngqvebagkrd5fw2se

Enhancing the Autonomy of Disabled Persons: Assistive Technologies Directed by User Feedback

Nicolas Ragot, Fadoua Bouzbouz, Redouane Khemmar, Jean-Yves Ertaud, Anne-Marie Kokosy, Ouiddad Labbani-Igbida, Patricia Sajous, Emmnanuel Niyonsaba, Daniel Reguer, Huosheng Hu, Klaus McDonald-Maier, Kostas Sirlantzis (+3 others)
2013 2013 Fourth International Conference on Emerging Security Technologies  
Europe faces a major and growing healthcare problem due to increase in population, increasing longevity and an aging population with disability.  ...  This paper outlines two projects, SYSIASS and COALAS, which aim to develop a set of technology based solutions to meet the needs and empower these people by enhancing mobility and communication.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT These research works have been implemented within the frame of the SYSIASS and COALAS projects which are part-funded by the European Union (ERDF) via the Interreg IVA 2 Seas programme and  ... 
doi:10.1109/est.2013.20 dblp:conf/est/RagotBKEKLSNRHMSHPS13 fatcat:gjgvx65ts5bdjevajylgcvqgri

Performance Evaluation Methods for Assistive Robotic Technology [chapter]

Katherine M. Tsui, David J. Feil-Seifer, Maja J. Matarić, Holly A. Yanco
2009 Performance Evaluation and Benchmarking of Intelligent Systems  
Finally, we present guidelines for incorporating human performance metrics into end-user evaluations of assistive robotic technologies.  ...  Assistive robots have also been used to promote independent living through the use of devices such as intelligent wheelchairs, assistive robotic arms, and external limb prostheses.  ...  Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) pilot program, and the Nancy Laurie Marks Family Foundation.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-0492-8_3 fatcat:egnczlvanzg67dao7oannf3bw4

Development and Validation of a Robust Speech Interface for Improved Human-Robot Interaction

Amin Atrash, Robert Kaplow, Julien Villemure, Robert West, Hiba Yamani, Joelle Pineau
2009 International Journal of Social Robotics  
This paper presents a case study featuring a robust dialogue interface for human-robot communication onboard an intelligent wheelchair.  ...  However many challenges remain when it comes to the development of systems for human-robot interaction.  ...  The authors also acknowledge financial support by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council Canada (NSERC), as well as the Fonds Québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies (FQRNT).  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12369-009-0032-4 fatcat:z3wdm47csfgp3chrvovf6invz4

Using social cues to estimate possible destinations when driving a robotic wheelchair

Arturo Escobedo, Anne Spalanzani, Christian Laugier
2014 2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems  
The intended destination is inferred using a Dynamic Bayesian Network that takes into account the contextual information of the environment and user's orders to compute the probability for each destination  ...  Approaching a group of humans is an important navigation task.  ...  Face Control Subsystem The user can control the robotic wheelchair by using the movements of his face.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iros.2014.6943021 dblp:conf/iros/EscobedoSL14 fatcat:jjyyjux6hzcfniemvfofwpofi4

Overcoming Barriers and Increasing Independence – Service Robots for Elderly and Disabled People

Marion Hersh
2015 International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems  
This is organized by an extension of the common classification into socially and physically assistive robots by the two categories of sensory assistive and mixed assistance robots.  ...  The need for continuing research is noted and various proposals are made.  ...  The Intelligent Sweet Home [107, 108] developed at KAIST, Korea, is designed for wheelchair users and involves an intelligent bed, an intelligent wheelchair and a robotic hoist to transfer the user between  ... 
doi:10.5772/59230 fatcat:fvf3jdefk5fynfcxmjaclc6b7m

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  
This paper describes and evaluates an intelligent wheelchair, adapted for users with cognitive disabilities and mobility impairment.  ...  The results indicated that the intelligent wheelchair effectively provided mobility and autonomy to the target population. Index Terms-Cerebral Palsy, intelligent wheelchairs, tactile interface. ).  ...  Manuel Marcos, and C. Canalís for their help, comments, and work with the children during the project.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tnsre.2009.2039592 pmid:20071276 fatcat:gq3wbpxw5vg3lpdctuwkwvrohi

A Bibliometric Analysis of Human-Machine Interaction Methodology for Electric-Powered Wheelchairs Driving from 1998 to 2020

Xiaochen Zhang, Lanxin Hui, Linchao Wei, Fuchuan Song, Fei Hu
2021 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
Particular attention should be paid to evaluating the applicability and benefits of the EPW HMI methodology for the users, as well as how much it contributes to society.  ...  We believe that the combination of intelligence and humanization of an EPW HMI system based on human-machine collaboration is an emerging trend in EPW HMI methodology research.  ...  Acknowledgments: We thank MDPI for its linguistic assistance during the preparation of this manuscript. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph18147567 fatcat:iwiozusmxvggxcwxxdyw4q4nse

Mobile Augmented Reality enhances indoor navigation for wheelchair users

Luciene Chagas de Oliveira, Alcimar Barbosa Soares, Alexandre Cardoso, Adriano de Oliveira Andrade, Edgard Afonso Lamounier Júnior
2016 Research on Biomedical Engineering  
For many, the use of wheelchairs is paramount to provide mobility and social inclusion. Nevertheless, they still face a number of challenges to properly function in our society.  ...  CAD drawings and the position of fiducial markers, points of interest and obstacles to be avoided by the wheelchair user; the capacity to find the best route for wheelchair indoor navigation, taking stairs  ...  Acknowledgements The authors thank CAPES (Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel) and FAPEMIG (Foundation of Research of the State of Minas Gerais) for the financial support that enabled  ... 
doi:10.1590/2446-4740.01515 fatcat:v7m6jwkorja2bnnrlar4rpz4qi

A Comprehensive Review of Smart Wheelchairs: Past, Present and Future [article]

Jesse Leaman, Hung M. La
2017 arXiv   pre-print
A smart wheelchair (SW) is a power wheelchair (PW) to which computers, sensors, and assistive technology are attached.  ...  We conclude with our vision for the future of SW research and how to best serve people with all types of disabilities.  ...  In a discussion on the unique technical, ethical, and legal challenges facing HRI practitioners when designing robots for human social environments, Riek et al. 2014 argue that the affordance of all  ... 
arXiv:1704.04697v2 fatcat:j2y2b73cibbmlgqfqq4jfwxovi

Developing an Intelligent PostGIS Database to Support Accessibility Tools for Urban Pedestrians

Daniel Sinkonde, Leonard Mselle, Nima Shidende, Sara Comai, Matteo Matteucci
2018 Urban Science  
The methods and techniques for intelligent database to storeand retrieve accessibility information by using a relational intelligent PostGIS database are described.  ...  An intelligent database of Maps for Easy Paths (MEP) project for storing and retrieving accessibility information about a particular path by using PostGIS may enable the public to enjoy the privilege of  ...  We thank the University of Dodoma (UDOM) and College of Informatics and Virtual Education (CIVE) and Mbeya University of Science and Technology (MUST) for supporting this work and for allowing us to use  ... 
doi:10.3390/urbansci2030052 fatcat:wmkktohgpzfbba4yu6a2wucime

The Smart House for Older Persons and Persons With Physical Disabilities: Structure, Technology Arrangements, and Perspectives

D.H. Stefanov, Z. Bien, W.-C. Bang
2004 IEEE transactions on neural systems and rehabilitation engineering  
Smart houses are considered a good alternative for the independent life of older persons and persons with disabilities.  ...  Modern home-installed systems tend to be not only physically versatile in functionality but also emotionally human-friendly, i.e., they may be able to perform their functions without disturbing the user  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors wish to thank the anonymous reviewers for their useful suggestions aimed at improving the quality of the paper.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tnsre.2004.828423 pmid:15218937 fatcat:b3rkubyqnneufagzbiv5b5e4ze

A semi-autonomous framework for human-aware and user intention driven wheelchair mobility assistance

Vishnu K. Narayanan, Anne Spalanzani, Marie Babel
2016 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)  
In this paper, we introduce a semi-autonomous framework for assistive wheelchair navigation in human environments, which is driven by the intention of the wheelchair user.  ...  Safe and socially compliant motion provided by a user intention driven local motion planner is fused with user teleoperation in order to create such a system.  ...  Following this, untraditional interfaces such as Brain-Controlled Interfaces (BCIs) [11] and RGB-D sensors able to track faces [9] were utilized to infer user intention in the form of topological poses  ... 
doi:10.1109/iros.2016.7759691 dblp:conf/iros/NarayananSB16 fatcat:3m7y5xzzlndyrmotecwzaysdwy

Treat me well: Affective and physiological feedback for wheelchair users

Octavian Postolache, Pedro Silva Girao, Mario Ribeiro, Helder Carvalho, Andre Catarino, Gabriela Postolache
2012 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications Proceedings  
This work reports a electrocardiograph and skin conductivity hardware architecture, based on E-textile electrodes, attached to a wheelchair for affective and physiological computing.  ...  Appropriate conditioning circuits and a microcontroller platform that performs acquisition, primary processing, and communication using Bluetooth were designed and implemented.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This work was developed under Fundação para a Ciencia e para a Tecnologia Instituto de Telecomunicações project RIPD/APD/109639/2009 and also was supported by Instituto de Telecomunicações  ... 
doi:10.1109/memea.2012.6226660 dblp:conf/memea/PostolacheGRCCP12 fatcat:ufgejdlq7zhdlikw7qac4slvie

Human-Robot Interaction in Rehabilitation and Assistance: a Review

Abolfazl Mohebbi
2020 Current Robotics Reports  
routines in terms of activities for assistive systems and exercises for rehabilitation devices to fit each user's need and maximize their effectiveness.  ...  Purpose of Review Research in assistive and rehabilitation robotics is a growing, promising, and challenging field emerged due to various social and medical needs such as aging populations, neuromuscular  ...  For patients who cannot manipulate a standard joystick, many developments have been carried out to translate users' face and body gestures and eye movements to control commands for the wheelchair through  ... 
doi:10.1007/s43154-020-00015-4 fatcat:t6vkv6iic5apxcvt7qvlqwoxjq
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