Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

Taskin Padir, Advisor

Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

William Michalson, Committee Member

Faculty Advisor or Committee Member

Michael Gennert, Committee Member

Identifier

etd-042816-031040

Abstract

With the rise in aging population, about 6.8 million American residents are depen- dent on mobility devices for their day to day activity. More than 40% of these users have di?culty in moving the mobility device on their own. These numbers serve as a motivation on developing a system than can help in manipulation with simple muscle activity and localize the mobility device in the user's home in case of medical emergencies. This research is aimed at creating a user interface of Elec- tromyographic Sensor, attached to the forearm, incorporated with present smart wheelchairs and a simple localization technique using ducial markers. The main outcome of the research is a simulator of the smart wheelchair to analyze the results of my research.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Degree Name

MS

Department

Robotics Engineering

Project Type

Thesis

Date Accepted

2016-04-28

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Subjects

Navigation, Localization, EMG, April Tags, Wheelchair, Simulator

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