This course summarizes research to date on smart wheelchairs, describing smart wheelchair components and functions and how smart wheelchairs can help increase driving safety and independence of powered wheelchair users. The course also describes limitations to current research, gaps in wheelchair assessment and training, and design and ethical considerations for smart wheelchairs. She is leading research in robotics for post-stroke rehabilitation and on the use of information and communication technologies by seniors with cognitive impairments. Her doctoral thesis examined the use of collision-avoidance technology to enable power wheelchair mobility with long-term care home residents with cognitive impairments.
Smart City Model: a Literature Review | IEEE Conference Publication | IEEE Xplore
Human-Machine Interface for a Smart Wheelchair
Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. DOI:
A wheelchair is a chair with wheels , used when walking is difficult or impossible due to illness , injury , problems related to old age, or disability. These can include spinal cord injuries paraplegia , hemiplegia , and quadriplegia , cerebral palsy , brain injury , osteogenesis imperfecta , motor neurone disease , multiple sclerosis , muscular dystrophy , spina bifida , and more. Wheelchairs come in a wide variety of formats to meet the specific needs of their users.