Analogue input interface for the operation of motored wheelchair using respiratory pressure for severely disabled person

Motoji Yamamoto, Takeshi Ikeda, Yoshinobu Sasaki, Feng Yin Cao

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Abstract

Severely handicapped often uses respiratory pressure for an input device to control various instruments such as TV, motored bed, curtain, air conditioner in everyday life. The input device is typically ON/OFF type for the control of the equipments. Considering the application of motored wheelchair, the ON/OFF type interface is not desirable. The control of motored wheelchair needs preciseness and quickness for safe operation. A new input device using respiratory pressures is proposed for such purposes. The paper examines basic performances of human respiratory pressure regulation as an analogue input method. Then possibility of two dimensional input device is discussed. Basic experiments to check the performance of two-dimensional analogue input device by respiratory pressure for the control of motored wheelchair are shown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)703-709
Number of pages7
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Volume75
Issue number751
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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