Control of a Robotic Wheel-Chair Prototype for People with Walking Disabilities

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Mechanical Engineering, Prince of Songkla University

Abstract

In this paper we present a system that could be used to help people with walking disabilities. A system consists of a prototype mobile robot platform equipped with a control board and a remote computer system, running with image processing algorithms, was used to develop a system for physically disabled human to move freely in an environment. We used a camera to get visual information by a human and then arrived information was fed to a computer system. Information was processed with a run time implementation. Control of prototype was inter linked based on user-end data that shows desired direction of movement. Experiments were performed in controlled environment. Limitations and possible future works would also be identified.    

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