INTELLWHEELS - A Development Platform for Intelligent Wheelchairs for Disabled People

Rodrigo A. M. Braga, Marcelo Petry, Antonio Paulo Moreira, Luis Paulo Reis



Many people with disabilities find it difficult or even impossible to use traditional powered wheelchairs independently by manually controlling the devices. Intelligent wheelchairs are a very good solution to assist severely handicapped people who are unable to operate classical electrical wheelchair by themselves in their daily activities. This paper describes a development platform for intelligent wheelchairs called IntellWheels. The intelligent system developed may be added to commercial powered wheelchairs with minimal modifications in a very straightforward manner. The paper describes the concept and design of the platform and also the intelligent wheelchair prototype developed to validate the approach. Preliminary results concerning automatic movement of the IntellWheels prototype are also presented.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

A. M. Braga R., Petry M., Paulo Moreira A. and Paulo Reis L. (2008). INTELLWHEELS - A Development Platform for Intelligent Wheelchairs for Disabled People . In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO, ISBN 978-989-8111-31-9, pages 115-121. DOI: 10.5220/0001501701150121

in Bibtex Style

author={Rodrigo A. M. Braga and Marcelo Petry and Antonio Paulo Moreira and Luis Paulo Reis},
title={INTELLWHEELS - A Development Platform for Intelligent Wheelchairs for Disabled People},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 2: ICINCO,
TI - INTELLWHEELS - A Development Platform for Intelligent Wheelchairs for Disabled People
SN - 978-989-8111-31-9
AU - A. M. Braga R.
AU - Petry M.
AU - Paulo Moreira A.
AU - Paulo Reis L.
PY - 2008
SP - 115
EP - 121
DO - 10.5220/0001501701150121