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Intelligent Image Analysis System for Position Control of People with Locomotor Disabilities

  • Marius Popescu
  • Antoanela NaajiEmail author
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Part of the Learning and Analytics in Intelligent Systems book series (LAIS, volume 6)

Abstract

The paper presents a remote-controlled system mounted on the seats used by the persons with locomotor disabilities. In these cases, a multitude of problems may be avoided, such as obstacles or bumps, without the direct action of the human being, because the device adapts to each new situation, to reach the destination. The system used to guide or to move a wheelchair on the ground comprises several functional blocks that are distinct as structure, but interdependent. The movement area is monitored by a camcorder connected to the microcontroller, which transmits images to it. The microprocessor processes the images, calculates and sends signals to the communication interface of the equipment. The system receives the commands sent by the microcontroller, interprets them and carries out the movement, together with the transmission of various pieces of information towards the microcontroller such as: confirmations regarding data reception and their validity, data from the sensors, the image itself, etc.

Keywords

Image analysis Avoiding obstacles Persons with locomotor disabilities Smart wheelchair 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Engineering and Computer Science“Vasile Goldis” Western University of AradAradRomania

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