Real-time analog input device using breath pressure for the operation of powered wheelchair

Motoji Yamamoto, Takeshi Ikeda, Yoshinobu Sasaki

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Abstract

The severely handicapped often uses breath pressure for an input method to control various instruments such as TV, motorized bed, curtain, air conditioner in everyday life. Most of the input devices are ON/OFF (digital) type for the control of equipments. Considering the application of electrically powered wheelchair, the ON/OFF type interface is not desirable. Because the control of powered wheelchair needs preciseness and quickness for safe operation. A new input device using breath pressure is proposed for such purposes. The paper examines basic performances of human breath pressure control as an analog input device. Then possibility of two-dimensional input device by the breath pressure is discussed for the control of powered wheelchair. Basic experiments to study performance of the two-dimensional analog input device by breath pressure for an operation of the powered wheelchair are shown.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2008
Pages3914-3919
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 18 2008
Event2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2008 - Pasadena, CA, United States
Duration: May 19 2008May 23 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Other

Other2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2008
CountryUnited States
CityPasadena, CA
Period5/19/085/23/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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