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Joystick Control for Powered Mobility: Current State of Technology and Future Directions

Dicianno, BE and Cooper, RA and Coltellaro, J (2010) Joystick Control for Powered Mobility: Current State of Technology and Future Directions. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, 21 (1). 79 - 86. ISSN 1047-9651

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Recent advancements in control interface technology have made the use of end devices such as power wheelchairs easier for individuals with disabilities, especially persons with movement disorders. In this article, we discuss the current state of control interface technology and the devices available clinically for power wheelchair control. We also discuss our research on novel hardware and software approaches that are revolutionizing joystick interface technology and allowing more customizability for individual users with special needs and abilities. Finally, we discuss the future of control interfaces and what research gaps remain.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Dicianno, BEdicianno@pitt.eduDICIANNO0000-0003-0738-0192
Coltellaro, J
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Human Engineering Research Laboratories
Date: 1 February 2010
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Volume: 21
Number: 1
Page Range: 79 - 86
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1016/j.pmr.2009.07.013
Schools and Programs: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences > Rehabilitation Science and Technology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1047-9651
Article Type: Review
MeSH Headings: Activities of Daily Living; Disabled Persons--rehabilitation; Electric Power Supplies; Equipment Design; Forecasting; Human Engineering; Humans; Quality of Life; Software; Systems Integration; User-Computer Interface; Wheelchairs
Other ID: NLM NIHMS137992, NLM PMC2788504
PubMed Central ID: PMC2788504
PubMed ID: 19951779
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2012 18:59
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 00:55


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