The Hephaestus Smart Wheelchair SystemBy Simpson, R. C.; Poirot, D.; Baxter, F.; IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 118-122
Publication Date: 2002
Paper discusses the Hephaestus Smart Wheelchair System, which was designed as a series of components that clinicians and wheelchair manufacturers will be able to attach to standard power wheelchairs to convert them into smart wheelchairs. A prototype of the system has been developed and mounted on an Everest and Jennings Lancer 2000 wheelchair. The prototype’s navigation is based on the NavChair Assistive Wheelchair Navigation System, but the hardware and software are being designed to facilitate commercialization. The researchers focus on design goals for the Hephaestus system, while system status is discussed. Implications for future research and designs are included.
Assistive Products Discussed: LANCER 2000
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