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Operation assistance of a voice-controlled electric wheelchair
Author(s): Takashi Asakawa; Kazue Nishihara
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Paper Abstract

We propose a voice-controlled electric wheelchair with a system for detecting its position and direction. Thus far, we have studied systems that incorporated voice instructions with our indoor navigation equipment using RF tags. The operability of a wheelchair was measured in the same environment for different operating methods. We found that one very effective method is to store the possible stopping positions and angles of rotation for the desired directions in RF cards, which could then adequately assist the movement of a wheelchair.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6794, ICMIT 2007: Mechatronics, MEMS, and Smart Materials, 67942W (9 January 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.784505
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Takashi Asakawa, Kanagawa Institute of Technology (Japan)
Kazue Nishihara, Kanagawa Institute of Technology (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6794:
ICMIT 2007: Mechatronics, MEMS, and Smart Materials
Minoru Sasaki; Gisang Choi Sang; Zushu Li; Ryojun Ikeura; Hyungki Kim; Fangzheng Xue, Editor(s)

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