Power wheelchair open platform

  title={Power wheelchair open platform},
  author={Marcelo A. Jose and Alexandre Antonio Gonçalves Martinazzo and Leandro Coletto Biazon and Irene Karaguilla Ficheman and Roseli D. Lopes and Marcelo Kn{\"o}rich Zuffo},
  journal={5th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics},
Power wheelchairs have high costs in developing countries, making its access difficult to the physically impaired, its main target audience, and to groups that develop assistive technologies, such as researchers, independent developers and entrepreneurs. Free software and open hardware have been successfully used to bridge access gap in areas where cost was a problem, democratizing the innovation process. This paper presents an open hardware and software platform developed for power wheelchairs… CONTINUE READING