Dynamicity in Smart Homes Concept Applied to Complex System: The Manus RobotBy Feki, M.A.; Ghorbel, M.; Hariz, M.; Abdul Razak, B.; Grandjean, B.; Mokhtari, M.; ICOST 2004, 2nd International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics: Toward a Human-Friendly Assistive Environment, Vol. 14, pp. 247-252
Publication Date: 2004
Paper focuses the concept of dynamicity combined with multi-modal sensors in smart homes, which the authors contend has the potential to enhance people with disabilities’ freedom and quality of life. Dynamicity is a concept that allows a system to evaluate environmental information. Many people with severe disabilities have a pronounced lack of strength, control, or dexterity that can prevent them from safely carrying out activities of daily living. A wheelchair-mounted robot called the Manus can be used as an assistive technology in daily living tasks or vocational settings. The application features a six-degree of freedom arm with a gripper that allows the user to grasp objects in all directions. The arm is controlled via touch keypad and joystick, though the development of mouse and tactile screen controls were underway at the time the paper was written. The software components of the Manus system are discussed.
Assistive Products Discussed: ASSISTIVE ROBOTIC MANIPULATOR (ARM)
Published by: IOS Press (Website:http://www.iospress.nl)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number R08566