Assistive wheelchair navigation: A cognitive view

U. Cortés, C. Urdiales, R. Annicchiarico, C. Barrué, A. B. Martinez, C. Caltagirone

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A key issue in autonomy assistance is mobility, as mobility impairment has proven to cause a downward trend in quality of life. Assistive devices mostly differ on user interfaces, sensory-motor hardware, and algorithms to share control between the user and the device. This work reviews current approaches to assisted wheelchair navigation. It also presents experimental evaluation of the performance of different users presenting different pathologies depending on how much control they exert over their wheelchair, as shared control is of capital importance. Results are correlated with their pathologies to extract conclusions about the benefits of assistive navigation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-187
Number of pages23
JournalStudies in Computational Intelligence
Publication statusPublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence


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