Towards a New Generation of Wheelchairs Sensitive to Emotional Behavior of Disabled People

  • Mohamed Moncef Ben Khelifa
  • Hachem A. Lamti
  • Adel M. Alimi
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 735)


The purpose of this article is to present a new alternative to handle wheelchair command and control especially for palsied patients. This project proposes a new framework based on visual and cerebral activities which are mapped into command/control and security blocks. While the former deals with the migration from a joystick-based navigation to a brain/gaze-based one, the latter enhances security by accounting for human factors. Those are assessed through emotions. Four emotions were induced and measured (relaxation, nervousness, excitement and stress) in three navigation scenarios where the introduction of the detection block was assessed. Based on those findings, an emotion block is built.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohamed Moncef Ben Khelifa
    • 1
  • Hachem A. Lamti
    • 1
  • Adel M. Alimi
    • 2
  1. 1.Bio-modélisation et Ingénierie des Handicaps (HANDIBIO) LaboratorySouth UniversityToulon-VarFrance
  2. 2.Research Group on Intelligent Machines (REGIM) LaboratoryNational Engineering School of SfaxSfaxTunisia

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