Mobile Interface for a Smart Wheelchair

  • Julio Abascal
  • Daniel Cagigas
  • Nestor Garay
  • Luis Gardeazabal
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2411)


Smart wheelchairs are designed for severely motor impaired people that have difficulties to drive standard-manual or electric powered-wheelchairs. Their goal is to automate driving tasks as much as possible in order to minimize user intervention. Nevertheless, human involvement is still necessary to maintain high level task control. Therefore in the interface design it is necessary to take into account the restrictions imposed by the system (mobile and small), by the type of users (people with severe motor restrictions) and by the task (to select a destination among a number of choices in a structured environment). This paper describes the structure of an adaptive mobile interface for smart wheelchairs that is driven by the context.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julio Abascal
    • 1
  • Daniel Cagigas
    • 2
  • Nestor Garay
    • 1
  • Luis Gardeazabal
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Human-Computer Interaction for Special Needs Informatika FakultateaEuskal Herriko UnibertsitateaDonostiaSpain
  2. 2.Group of Robotics and Rehabilitation Technology E. T. S. Ingeniería InformáticaUniversidad de SevillaSevillaSpain

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