Eric Monacelli

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IEEE 802.11p is the new standard for inter-vehicular communications (IVC) using the 5.9 GHz frequency band; it is planned to be widely deployed to enable cooperative systems. 802.11p uses and performance have been studied theoretically and in simulations over the past years. Unfortunately, many of these results have not been confirmed by on-tracks(More)
This paper describes a visual interface that recognizes the command request of a person by inferring the intention to travel in a desired direction at a certain speed from the person's head movements. A rotation and a vertical motion indicate the intent to change direction and speed respectively. The context for which this solution is intended is that of(More)
Advance technologies are used to overcome a wide range of deficiencies for driving a powered wheelchair. Tetraplegia is one of the cases where complex and expensive interfaces are used for this issue. One interesting solution for this kind of deficiency consists of using a sip and puff interface. It is a simple and inexpensive method but it has two(More)
The goal of this project is to develop an upper limb exoskeletal orthosis destinated to help disabled population to achieve arm movements. This orthosis is principally designed for people suffering from myopathy and muscle degeneration. Such patients cannot generate enough force to move alone their arm. This poster presents a new approach to control the(More)
In this study, we propose a cycling wheelchair that assists the movement of patients with impairment of lower extremities. The wheelchair is a pedal-driven system, similar to a bicycle, moved by the pedaling force of the patient's legs. Although the lower extremities of patients are impaired, they can use both legs to smoothly rotate the pedal. However,(More)
In this work, a pilot study of on-line automatic detection of human activity in home using wavelet and hidden Markov models Scilab toolkits was carried out. The collected raw data are provided by a biaxial accelerometer ADXL202E attached to the person. Several activities were simulated by the researchers (walking slowly , walking quickly, sitting(More)
This paper deals with solving robot cooperative task conflict using robot assistive behavior processing. These conflicts could occur in reactive multi mobile robot task. To manage such conflicts, each robot must assist the other units from their own capacities. A role method based on capacity adjustment is proposed. A role is a specific robot assistive(More)
In this study, we propose a steering control method for a cycling wheelchair. The commercially available cycling wheelchair is a pedal-driven system that is similar to a bicycle, and patients with impairment of their lower extremities can move the wheelchair based on the pedaling force if they can slightly move their legs by themselves. The user can also(More)