Powered Wheelchair Controller Using Hybrid Bio-Signals

Powered Wheelchair Controller Using Hybrid Bio-Signals

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The idea of using a powered wheelchair, for people with mobility limitation and the elderly has been around for quite a while. Most of these wheelchairs require the use of upper limbs to control them. On the contrary, this project aims to help quadriplegic individuals to use their wheelchair with minimum human assistance. It involves the use of Bio-signals mainly EMG EOG and EEG to control the intelligent wheelchair using Artificial Neural Network and Sensor Fusion technology. The setup can also be use for below the neck paralyzed or elderly people with less upper arm strength. Ita€™s a new approach towards wheelchair control which is non-invasive, discrete and functional. This document gives details of the human-machine interface, the technical equipment, functionality, evaluation and implementation of the system.Manual wheelchairs are propelled by the occupant by turning the hand-rims or by an attendant using handles. These are mostly ... Rigid chairs are preferred by active users as they have less moving parts and are light in weight. ... Mobility scooters have longer length, which limits their turning radius in smaller lanes. It hasanbsp;...

Title:Powered Wheelchair Controller Using Hybrid Bio-Signals
Author:Pankaj Kadam
Publisher:GRIN Verlag - 2013-03-11


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