Fall Prevention and Vibration Suppression of Wheelchair Using Rider Motion State

Isseki Takahashi, Toshiyuki Murakami

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Abstract

In recent years, with the declining birthrate and the aging of the population, the demand for nursing care support equipment is increasing. Among them, wheelchairs are already common as nursing care support equipment. Therefore, demand for wheelchair research is high, and electric wheelchair is required to have higher functionality. In this paper, prevention of falling of the wheelchair as a part of enhancing the functionality of the electric wheelchair is described. Several studies on prevention of rollover of electric wheelchairs have already been reported, but since rider motion state is not taken into account in the calculation of rollover conditions, there is a problem that the rollover conditions does not conform to the actual situation. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to estimate the state of the rider by IMU sensor and to calculate accurate rollover condition. Several simulation results are shown to confirm the proposed approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 International Power Electronics Conference, IPEC-Niigata - ECCE Asia 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages575-582
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9784886864055
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 22
Event8th International Power Electronics Conference, IPEC-Niigata - ECCE Asia 2018 - Niigata, Japan
Duration: 2018 May 202018 May 24

Other

Other8th International Power Electronics Conference, IPEC-Niigata - ECCE Asia 2018
CountryJapan
CityNiigata
Period18/5/2018/5/24

Keywords

  • Fall prevention
  • Kalman filter
  • Wheelchair

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Takahashi, I., & Murakami, T. (2018). Fall Prevention and Vibration Suppression of Wheelchair Using Rider Motion State. In 2018 International Power Electronics Conference, IPEC-Niigata - ECCE Asia 2018 (pp. 575-582). [8507650] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.23919/IPEC.2018.8507650