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


Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Namal College, Pakistan (An assocaite college of the University of Bradford, United Kingdom)


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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