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This paper presents the development of a low-cost vision-based robotic wheelchair system towards autonomous convoying. The non-holonomic follower vehicle obtains visual real-time pose data of a known coplanar target installed on the back of the leading vehicle. This allows the tracking vehicle to mimic the path of the preceding vehicle, while maintaining a(More)
This paper proposes a mechanism to derive quantitative descriptions of wheelchair usage as a tool to aid Occupational Therapist with their performance assesment of mobility platform users. This is accomplished by analysing data computed from a standalone sensor package fitted on an wheelchair platform. This work builds upon previous propositions where(More)
This paper presents the development of a shared control system for power mobility device users of varying capability in order to reduce carer oversight in navigation. Weighting of a user’s joystick input against a short-tem trajectory prediction and obstacle avoidance algorithm is conducted by taking into consideration proximity to obstacles and smoothness(More)
This paper documents the development of a passive technique for assessing a power mobility device user's driving proficiency during everyday driving activities outside formal assessment conditions by therapists. This is approached by first building a model by means of an Artificial Neural Network to infer longer-term destinations for discretized bouts of(More)
Active assistive mobility systems are largely limited to a-priori mapped environments, whereas their reactive assistive counterparts are in general location independent and focus on the provision of collision avoidance in the immediate space surrounding the platform. This paper presents a framework capable of providing active short-term navigation,(More)
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