NEW CONTROL TECHNIQUES FOR WHEELCHAIR MOBILITY.

Woodrow Seamone, Gerhard Schmeisser

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Abstract

Imoproved wheelchair mobility could be an important factor in realizing increased independence for persons unable to walk. Motorized wheelchairs have minimized the physical strain of wheelchair propulsion, yet in many instances they do not provide adequate input control devices for certain disabled persons. Some of the conventional powered-wheelchair control comcepts that are commercially available are described. Three new types of wheelchair controller under development and results of their preliminary clinical evaluation are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-184
Number of pages6
JournalJohns Hopkins APL Technical Digest (Applied Physics Laboratory)
Volume2
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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