Operating Wheelchair Using Flex Sensor

Document Type : Original Article


Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering,Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women, Delhi, India


Disabled people find their movements extremely difficult with their current gadgets. Although there are numerous devices and instruments accessible to empower their mobility, they require fine and precise control, which may be impractical in instances of higher disability. The haptic innovations are very beneficial, but demands a user friendly environment too. Strategies, designs and frameworks in this field are more in number, which depends on Joystick. But this can prove to be a big-budget. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to control a wheelchair through a utility that is budget-sensitive and practical to use. A flex sensor based wheelchair is presented in this paper, which is user friendly within a low budget. The proposed system is also accompanied by a movement monitoring system that can help the user’s kin to observe his/her movement. The aim is to provide such features which is affordable to the society and can be used with ease.


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