Gestures Used by Intelligent Wheelchair Users

  • Dimitra Anastasiou
  • Christoph Stahl
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7383)


This paper is concerned with the modality of gestures in communication between an intelligent wheelchair and a human user. Gestures can enable and facilitate human-robot interaction (HRI) and go beyond familiar pointing gestures considering also context-related, subtle, implicit gestural and vocal instructions that can enable a service. Some findings of a user study related to gestures are presented in this paper; the study took place at the Bremen Ambient Assisted Living Lab, a 60m2 apartment suitable for the elderly and people with physical or cognitive impairments.


assisted living gestures intelligent wheelchair smart home 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dimitra Anastasiou
    • 1
  • Christoph Stahl
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Science/Languages ScienceUniversity of BremenBremenGermany
  2. 2.German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)BremenGermany

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