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A head orientated wheelchair for people with disabilities


Autor/in:

Chen, Yu-Luen; Chen, S. C.; Chen, W. L. [u. a.]


Herausgeber/in:

k. A.


Quelle:

Disability and Rehabilitation, 2003, Volume 25 (Number 6), Seite 249-253, London: Informa Healthcare, ISSN: 0963-8288 (Print); 1464-5165 (Online)


Jahr:

2003



Abstract:


Purpose:

Most electric wheelchairs available on the market are joystick-controlled making people with hand or arm disabilities unable to control the wheelchairs easily. This study proposes a new head-orientated wheelchair design for people with disabilities.

Method:

This study involves a tilt sensor module fitted onto the operator's headgear that will sense head movements used to control the wheelchair's direction and speed. This system includes: the tilt sensor module, the signal processing circuit and a main controller.

Results:

The average times required for completing experiments by seven volunteers using joystick-controlled and the newly developed wheelchairs were recorded. It was revealed that the difference in average operating time for the two wheelchairs were statistically insignificant (p>0.05).

Conclusions:

The wheelchair developed in this study, although not absolutely superior to the joystick-controlled method, should still provide a better alternative for people with disabilities unsuited to traditional input devices.


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Rollstühle mit Kopfsteuerung




Dokumentart:


Zeitschriftenbeitrag / Forschungsergebnis




Bezugsmöglichkeit:


Disability and Rehabilitation
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Referenznummer:

R/ZA0571


Informationsstand: 29.01.2004

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