Power-assist motion of an electric wheelchair for a caregiver

Yukiko Kaida, Toshiyuki Murakami

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Abstract

This paper proposes power-assist motion control of an electric wheelchair for a caregiver. Previous researches about power-assist motion of a wheelchair took operators as an object of study. But caregivers are aging as well as cared people due to growing proportion of elderly people. For detection of the caregiver's input, the reaction acceleration estimation observer is constructed. The motion of the wheelchair is identified to straight mode or cornering mode by rotational acceleration. The power-assist motion control is realized on each mode. Power-assist motion is performed on velocity. For calculation of the velocity, the acceleration generated by the caregiver's input is used. Numerical simulation is carried out to show the validity of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages350-355
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Nov 21
Event9th IEEE International Workshop on Advanced Motion Control, 2006 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 2006 Mar 272006 Mar 29

Other

Other9th IEEE International Workshop on Advanced Motion Control, 2006
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period06/3/2706/3/29

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Kaida, Y., & Murakami, T. (2006). Power-assist motion of an electric wheelchair for a caregiver. 350-355. Paper presented at 9th IEEE International Workshop on Advanced Motion Control, 2006, Istanbul, Turkey. https://doi.org/10.1109/AMC.2006.1631683