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Canceling Interference Caused by Tremors in Joystick Controller: Study Case in a Power Wheelchair

  • Ludmila Correa de Alkmin Silva
  • Fernanda Cristina Corrêa
  • Geraldo Gonçalves Delgado Neto
  • Vivianne V. Delgado
  • Franco Giuseppe Dedini
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6180)

Abstract

People with disabilities such as Parkinson’s, Holmess or other disease have difficulty operating conventional joysticks because of the tremor. This paper will present a study of the joystick control for the minimization of this tremor. For this minimization, different types filter and control were study and compared. These controls were tested in a wheelchair laboratory to see the behavior of the wheelchair with diferents inputs. Simulation results were presented to show the tremor cancel as well as the performance of the control development. With this results is possible to develop new products for people with special needs and to develop better controls for people with tremor hand.

Keywords

wheelchair dynamics vehicle model tremor control 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ludmila Correa de Alkmin Silva
    • 1
  • Fernanda Cristina Corrêa
    • 1
  • Geraldo Gonçalves Delgado Neto
    • 1
  • Vivianne V. Delgado
    • 1
  • Franco Giuseppe Dedini
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering FacultyState University of Campinas (UNICAMP)São PauloBrazil

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