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Optimized joystick controller

Ding, D and Cooper, RA and Spaeth, D (2004) Optimized joystick controller. Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings, 26 VII. 4881 - 4883. ISSN 0589-1019

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The purpose of the study was to develop an optimized joystick control interface for electric powered wheelchairs and thus provide safe and effective control of electric powered wheelchairs to people with severe physical disabilities. The interface enables clinicians to tune joystick parameters for each individual subject through selecting templates, dead zones, and bias axes. In terms of hand tremor usually associated with people with traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, and multiple sclerosis, fuzzy logic rules were applied to suppress erratic hand movements and extract the intended motion from the joystick. Simulation results were presented to show the graphical tuning interface as well as the performance of the fuzzy logic controller.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Ding, Ddad5@pitt.eduDAD5
Spaeth, D
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Human Engineering Research Laboratories
Date: 1 December 2004
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume: 26 VII
Page Range: 4881 - 4883
Schools and Programs: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences > Rehabilitation Science and Technology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0589-1019
PubMed ID: 17271406
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2012 14:05
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 14:56


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