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    Efficient Body-Transfer Wheelchair for Assisting Functionally Impaired People

    Chyi-Yeu Lin1,2,3, Bahrudin1, Salman Masroor1,*

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.74, No.3, pp. 4881-4900, 2023, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2023.032837

    Abstract Functionally impaired people always have difficulty accomplishing activities of daily living. In this regard, tasks including toileting and bathing have a higher prevalence rate of injuries and greater risk of falling. In this study, a body-transfer wheelchair was developed to assist people in transferring from bed to wheelchair for bathing, and toileting. The body-transfer wheelchair is a semi-automatic wheelchair that has features such as a controlled leg and backrest, linkage commode slot, and height adjustment. The wheelchair consists of a seat and a main frame that can be detached to enable bathtub transfer. This mechanism… More >

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    Development of Voice Control Algorithm for Robotic Wheelchair Using NIN and LSTM Models

    Mohsen Bakouri1,2,*

    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.73, No.2, pp. 2441-2456, 2022, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2022.025106

    Abstract In this work, we developed and implemented a voice control algorithm to steer smart robotic wheelchairs (SRW) using the neural network technique. This technique used a network in network (NIN) and long short-term memory (LSTM) structure integrated with a built-in voice recognition algorithm. An Android Smartphone application was designed and configured with the proposed method. A Wi-Fi hotspot was used to connect the software and hardware components of the system in an offline mode. To operate and guide SRW, the design technique proposed employing five voice commands (yes, no, left, right, no, and stop) via… More >

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    Research and Development of a Brain-Controlled Wheelchair for Paralyzed Patients

    Mohammad Monirujjaman Khan1,*, Shamsun Nahar Safa1, Minhazul Hoque Ashik1, Mehedi Masud2, Mohammed A. AlZain3

    Intelligent Automation & Soft Computing, Vol.30, No.1, pp. 49-64, 2021, DOI:10.32604/iasc.2021.016077

    Abstract Smart wheelchairs play a significant role in supporting disabled people. Individuals with motor function impairments due to some disorders such as strokes or multiple sclerosis face frequent moving difficulties. Hence, they need constant support from an assistant. This paper presents a brain-controlled wheelchair model to assist disabled and paralyzed patients. The wheelchair is controlled by interpreting Electroencephalogram (EEG) signals, also known as brain waves. In the EEG technique, an electrode cap is positioned on the user’s scalp to receive EEG signals, which are detected and transformed by the Arduino microcontroller into motion commands, which drive More >

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    Implementation of a Biometric Interface in Voice Controlled Wheelchairs

    Lamia Bouafif1, Noureddine Ellouze2,*

    Sound & Vibration, Vol.54, No.1, pp. 1-15, 2020, DOI:10.32604/sv.2020.08665

    Abstract In order to assist physically handicapped persons in their movements, we developed an embedded isolated word speech recognition system (ASR) applied to voice control of smart wheelchairs. However, in spite of the existence in the industrial market of several kinds of electric wheelchairs, the problem remains the need to manually control this device by hand via joystick; which limits their use especially by people with severe disabilities. Thus, a significant number of disabled people cannot use a standard electric wheelchair or drive it with difficulty. The proposed solution is to use the voice to control and… More >

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    Effects of Muscle Fatigue on the Kinect Control of Free Throw in the Wheelchair Basketball Sport

    Hsiang-Wen Huang1, Ting-Wei Kuo1, Chi-Long Lee1, Yan-Ting Lin1, Yan-Ying Ju2, Chih-Hsiu Cheng1,*

    Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics, Vol.16, Suppl.2, pp. 113-115, 2019, DOI:10.32604/mcb.2019.07509

    Abstract Wheelchair basketball is mainly designed for people who are physically challenged with permanent lower body disabilities. Free throw execution is one of the basic skills and could represent the preferred shooting mechanics so as to examine the overall shooting mechanics in basketball players. It requires the body to act as a kinetic chain to summate energy from the wheelchair to the upper extremity for the coordinated movements. Researchers have shown that the kinetic chain of the wheelchair basketball athletes could be affected by the kinematic parameters such as the release velocity and shooting angle [1-3].… More >

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