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.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Nihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2009|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering