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Design requirements and challenges for intelligent power wheelchair use in crowds: learning from expert wheelchair users

Zhang, B; Eberle, H; Holloway, C; Carlson, T; (2021) Design requirements and challenges for intelligent power wheelchair use in crowds: learning from expert wheelchair users. In: Proceedings of the RESNA 2021 Virtual Conference. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Green open access

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Abstract

An intelligent or smart power wheelchair is normally built on a standard power wheelchair with additional modules for perception, navigation or interaction purposes. It adds autonomy to the wheelchair and provides a technical solution to the safety concerns, thus opening the possibility for people who are considered not suitable to use a standard power wheelchair. Although the research in this field has been going on for decades, most of them focus on dealing with static or simple dynamic environments. In addition, the role of the user is sometimes overlooked during the design and development process. In our project, we aim to design a user-centred intelligent wheelchair and extend its application area to one of the most difficult scenarios faced by wheelchair users­, ­­navigating among crowds. As we start the process of designing a smart wheelchair, we present the results of an initial study with expert wheelchair users' to gain insights into their design requirements and challenges when navigating in crowds.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Design requirements and challenges for intelligent power wheelchair use in crowds: learning from expert wheelchair users
Event: RESNA Annual Conference
Location: Virtual
Dates: 07 July 2021 - 09 July 2021
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.resna.org/sites/default/files/conferen...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci > Department of Ortho and MSK Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Chemical Engineering
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Computer Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10128461
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