Smart Wheelchair Based on Ultrasonic Positioning System

  • HyungJun Kim
  • DaeHyun Ryu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4061)


We present a robot wheelchair based on a UPS (Ultrasound Positioning System) for the elderly or the disabled. The proposed robot wheelchair system, called Smart Wheelchair, is a standard powered wheelchair equipped with a laptop computer which supports a variety of GUIs (graphical user inter-faces) for the disabled and a micro-processor system equipped with UPS and external connectivity modules. The Smart Wheelchair incorporates state-of-the-art technology providing information about the location of the wheelchair based on its movement, which is beyond comparison to ordinary wheelchairs that have just one function: to move patients. The Smart Wheelchair can provide users with driving assistance and take over low-level navigation to allow the user to travel efficiently, safely and easily.


Global Position System Mobile Robot Global Position System Receiver Absolute Position Ultrasonic Signal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • HyungJun Kim
    • 1
  • DaeHyun Ryu
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Information TechnologyHansei UniversityKorea

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