International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
Call for Papers | Fully Refereed | Open Access | Double Blind Peer Reviewed

ISSN: 2319-7064

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Research Paper | Biological Engineering | India | Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019 | Rating: 6.5 / 10

Advanced Gesture-Controlled Wheelchair for Locomotor Disabled and Elderly People

Aditya S Shenoy | Sandeep Sajan | Anand Prem Rajan [6]

Abstract: The primary objective of this paper is to present a feasible and effective technique by which wheelchairs can be controlled. This focuses on making the lives of physically challenged and elderly people easier. Physically disabled people face a lot of difficulty in operating a wheelchair on their own. There are a lot of people facing problems in their daily life due to their physical disability. We devise a method with the use of micro-controllers and embedded programming that will reduce the effort given by a locomotor disabled person to move around. The solution put forward has a socio-economic outcome as it helps the needy by apt use of technology. Using this technique one can pose a limited set of hand-gestures and the robotic wheelchair will move in the corresponding direction. The technique involved has a fast, highly accurate algorithm that makes the wheelchair move by hand gestures.

Keywords: Accelerometer, Gesture-control, Micro-controller, Motion Sensing, Locomotor Disability

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 3, March 2019,

Pages: 1817 - 1919

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