Imperial College London

Professor Yiannis Demiris

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Professor of Human-Centred Robotics, Head of ISN
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 6300y.demiris Website

 
 
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Location

 

1014Electrical EngineeringSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@inproceedings{Soh:2011,
author = {Soh, H and Demiris, Y},
pages = {86--87},
title = {Involving Young Children in the Design of a Safe, Smart Paediatric Wheelchair},
url = {http://www.hripioneers.info/Proceedings/2011PioneersProceedings.pdf},
year = {2011}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - CPAPER
AB - Independent mobility is crucial for a growing child and its loss can severely impact cognitive, emotional and social development. Unfortunately, powered wheelchair provision for young children has been difficult due to safety concerns. But powered mobility need not be unsafe. Risks can be reduced through the use of robotic technology (e.g., obstacle avoidance) and we present a prototype safe smart paediatric wheelchair: the Assistive Robot Transport for Youngsters (ARTY). A core aspect of our work is that we aim to bring ARTY to the field and we discuss the challenges faced when trying to involve children in the development/testing of medical technology. We discuss one preliminary experiment designed as a “Hide-and-Seek” game as a short case study.
AU - Soh,H
AU - Demiris,Y
EP - 87
PY - 2011///
SP - 86
TI - Involving Young Children in the Design of a Safe, Smart Paediatric Wheelchair
UR - http://www.hripioneers.info/Proceedings/2011PioneersProceedings.pdf
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/12645
ER -