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Title :Development of Mouthpiece Type Remote Controller for Disability Persons
Authors :Terashima, Shojiro
Satoh, Eiichi
Murakami, Hajime
Publisher :新潟工科大学
Issue Date :Dec-2009
Journal Title :新潟工科大学研究紀要
Volume :14
Start Page :9
End Page :22
ISSN :1342-792X
Abstract :Disability persons like cervical cord injury have a lot of difficulties even in the activities of daily living, such as turn room light's switch ON/OFF and drive electric powered wheelchair. A variety of operation devices have been developed for such serious disability people; voice or breath control, head motion control and eye movement control system etc-. They have own merits and demerits respectively, but still now, there are need to develop another types of operation devices. The tongue movement is also available and one of solutions to apply to some operation devices for disability persons. In this study, we have tried to develop a mouthpiece type remote controller for those serious disability people. This remote controller has passive RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) transponders but no battery. The concepts and the mechanical design of the mouthpiece type remote controller were introduced in this paper. To investigate characteristics of the remote controller, MCR (Maximum Communication Ranges) was measured. The results indicated that this controller has enough performance to apply to operation device for disability persons. To make sure that this remote controller was able to control electric powered wheelchair, we tried to operate an electric wheelchair on the market. With this system, we could get success in operating the powered wheelchair by pushing the switches on the mouthpiece remote controller by tongue.
Keywords :Cervical Cord Injury
Assistive Technology
Daily Living
Powered Wheelchair
RFID
Remote Controller
Type Local :Departmental Bulletin Paper
Language :eng
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/10623/20324
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