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Comparison of different powered-wheelchair control modes for individuals with severe motor impairments

Chavez, Alfredo; Caltenco, Héctor LU and Beran, Vitezslav (2014) Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO), 2014 11th International Conference on In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics 02. p.353-359
Abstract
This paper presents the preliminary evaluation of different powered-wheelchair control modes for individuals with severe motor impediments. To this end, a C400 Permobil wheelchair has been updated with a control command communication interface and equipped with a scanning laser sensor to carry out the automation algorithms that are part of the robot operating system framework. A pilot test was performed with three different modalities; hand-joystick mode, tongue-joystick mode and autonomous mode. The results of the tests have proven the feasibility of using a power wheelchair either autonomously or controlled by users interchangeably in order to continue the development towards a better user/wheelchair shared-control paradigm.
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Tongue, Wheelchairs, Autonomous Wheelchair System, Shared Control, Navigation, Robot sensing systems, Control systems, Laser modes, Computers
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Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics
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02
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353 - 359
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IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
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Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO), 2014 11th International Conference on
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978-989-758-040-6
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English
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  author       = {Chavez, Alfredo and Caltenco, Héctor and Beran, Vitezslav},
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  keyword      = {Tongue,Wheelchairs,Autonomous Wheelchair System,Shared Control,Navigation,Robot sensing systems,Control systems,Laser modes,Computers},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {353--359},
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  series       = {Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics},
  title        = {Comparison of different powered-wheelchair control modes for individuals with severe motor impairments},
  volume       = {02},
  year         = {2014},
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