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Inductive tongue control of powered wheelchairs

Lund, Morten E.; Christensen, Henrik V.; Caltenco, Héctor LU ; Lontis, Eugen R.; Bentsen, Bo and Andreasen Struijk, Lotte N.S. (2010) Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2010 In International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society p.3361-3364
Abstract
Alternative and effective methods for controlling powered wheelchairs are important to individuals with tetraplegia and similar impairments whom are unable to use the standard joystick. This paper describes a system where tongue movements are used to control a powered wheelchair thus providing users, with high level spinal cord injuries, full control of their wheelchair. The system is based on an inductive tongue control system developed at Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI), Aalborg University. The system emulates a standard analog joystick in order to interface the wheelchair, thus ensuring that the system works with almost any wheelchair. The total embedment of the tongue interface into the mouth makes the control practically... (More)
Alternative and effective methods for controlling powered wheelchairs are important to individuals with tetraplegia and similar impairments whom are unable to use the standard joystick. This paper describes a system where tongue movements are used to control a powered wheelchair thus providing users, with high level spinal cord injuries, full control of their wheelchair. The system is based on an inductive tongue control system developed at Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI), Aalborg University. The system emulates a standard analog joystick in order to interface the wheelchair, thus ensuring that the system works with almost any wheelchair. The total embedment of the tongue interface into the mouth makes the control practically invisible. A fuzzy system combining 8 sensors for directional control allows for multidirectional control of the wheelchair. Preliminary test results show navigation abilities, which are highly competitive when compared to other tongue control system. (Less)
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10.1109/IEMBS.2010.5627923
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  abstract     = {Alternative and effective methods for controlling powered wheelchairs are important to individuals with tetraplegia and similar impairments whom are unable to use the standard joystick. This paper describes a system where tongue movements are used to control a powered wheelchair thus providing users, with high level spinal cord injuries, full control of their wheelchair. The system is based on an inductive tongue control system developed at Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI), Aalborg University. The system emulates a standard analog joystick in order to interface the wheelchair, thus ensuring that the system works with almost any wheelchair. The total embedment of the tongue interface into the mouth makes the control practically invisible. A fuzzy system combining 8 sensors for directional control allows for multidirectional control of the wheelchair. Preliminary test results show navigation abilities, which are highly competitive when compared to other tongue control system.},
  author       = {Lund, Morten E. and Christensen, Henrik V. and Caltenco, Héctor and Lontis, Eugen R. and Bentsen, Bo and Andreasen Struijk, Lotte N.S.},
  booktitle    = {International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society},
  isbn         = {978-1-4244-4123-5},
  issn         = {1557-170X},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {3361--3364},
  publisher    = {IEEE--Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.},
  title        = {Inductive tongue control of powered wheelchairs},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2010.5627923},
  year         = {2010},
}