Wearable master device for spinal injured persons as a control device for otorized wheelchairs

This paper describes a wearable master device for people with a spinal injury who can move their neck and shoulders but cannot move their leg and arms. A device that measures the movements of their neck or shoulder can help them to drive a wheelchair. The sensors of such a wearable master device must be light weight, small, and easily attached to cloth. Therefore, optical fiber curvatures sensors are used to measure the human body motion. For a previously developed wearable master device, two calibration and mapping methods with the sensors are proposed to extract 2-DOF human shoulder motions. One is constructed with simple geometric equations. The other is constructed with a multilayered artificial neural network. The two methods are compared. Experimental results show that the wearable master device can be used effectively for a 2-DOF input device for handicapped persons. It was also shown that a subject can control a mobile robot with the wearable master device. that measures the movements of their neck or shoulder can help them to drive a wheelchair. The sensors of such a wearable master device must be lightweight,small, and easily attached to cloth. Therefore, optical fiber curvature sensors are used to measure the human body motion. For a previously developed wearable master device, two calibration and mapping methods with, the sensors are proposed to extract 2-DOF human shoulder motions. One is constructed with simple geometric equations. The other is constructed with a multilayered artificial neural network. The two methods are compared. Experimental results show that the wear- able master device can be used effectively for a 2-DOF input device for handicapped persons. It was also shown that a subject can control a mobile robot with the wearable master device.
Publisher
Springer Verleg
Issue Date
2000-11
Language
ENG
Citation

ARTIFICIAL LIFE AND ROBOTICS, v.4, no.4, pp.182 - 187

ISSN
1433-5298
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/2494
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ME-Journal Papers(저널논문)
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