Development of a Wheelchair Monitoring SystemBy Reiter, Mary C., BS; RESNA 28th International Annual Conference 2005: Atlanta, Georgia,
Publication Date: 2005
Research project conducted to design, fabricate, and test a wheelchair monitoring system that would provide rehabilitation professionals and consumers with information regarding the activities an individual performs when using their wheelchair. The system utilizes the following three technologies: (1) SMARTWheel force-sensing handrim technology, (2) an accelerometer, and (3) a pressure sensing system mounted on the seat cushion. The parameters measured by the system include information regarding the user’s home and community environment as well as types of activities performed. Such information could be of great assistance in selecting the most appropriate wheelchair and in comparing the compatibility of different wheelchairs for clients. This paper was presented at the 2005 annual conference of RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America and is available on CD-ROM.
Assistive Products Discussed: SMARTWHEEL
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number O16206