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:2012,
author = {Soh, H and Demiris, Y},
title = {Towards Early Mobility Independence: An Intelligent Paediatric Wheelchair with Case Studies},
url = {http://www.radhar.eu/events/IROS2012-robotic-wheelchairs},
year = {2012}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - CPAPER
AB - Standard powered wheelchairs are still heavily dependent on the cognitive capabilities of users. Unfortunately, this excludes disabled users who lack the required problem-solving and spatial skills, particularly young children. For these children to be denied powered mobility is a crucial set-back; exploration is important for their cognitive, emotional and psychosocial development. In this paper, we present a safer paediatric wheelchair: the Assistive Robot Transport for Youngsters (ARTY). The fundamental goal of this research is to provide a key-enabling technology to young children who would otherwise be unable to navigate independently in their environment. In addition to the technical details of our smart wheelchair, we present user-trials with able-bodied individuals as well as one 5-year-old child with special needs. ARTY promises to provide young children with "early access" to the path towards mobility independence.
AU - Soh,H
AU - Demiris,Y
PY - 2012///
TI - Towards Early Mobility Independence: An Intelligent Paediatric Wheelchair with Case Studies
UR - http://www.radhar.eu/events/IROS2012-robotic-wheelchairs
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/12651
ER -