Improving the mobility of severely disabled

Pertti Peussa, Ari Virtanen, Tiina Johansson

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A modular mobility aid system is presented, which can be attached to most commercial electric wheelchairs to increase the independence and safety of the wheelchair user. The system consists of falling avoidance, obstacle avoidance, and beaconless navigation functions. Experiences from an evaluation period are presented. Also an idea is presented to combine map information to environmental perceptions in order to provide the wheelchair user a better awareness of his/her whereabouts. The navigation system can also be applied to different mobile robot applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies
EditorsJan-Ingvar Lindström, David Rose, Paul M. Sharkey
PublisherUniversity of Reading
ISBN (Print)978-0-7049-1141-3
Publication statusPublished - 1998
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event2nd European Conference on disability, virtual Reality and Associated Technologies - Mount Billingen, Skövde, Sweden
Duration: 10 Sep 199811 Sep 1998


Conference2nd European Conference on disability, virtual Reality and Associated Technologies

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